Tuesday, March 10, 2015

S.W.I.M.


As in Snow, Water, Ice and Mud... Especially the latter is omnipresent.
We are having some serious thaw these past few days, despite the sun being totally absent. No, not entirely. It does show itself occasionally... And when it does, the magic of approaching spring is there, but mostly it was dark, grey, windy... an almost late november kind of weather, but with a different feel in the air. Different smell too. Even my youngest daughter noticed it after I asked her to stop and smell. She noticed the damp earth, warming up. That sweet, heavy, musty smell.
And everyday spring is advancing, pushing out the remnants of winter. Every day more and more swans fly overhead, constantly calling. Same goes for Canadian geese.
A good deal of plants have returned to life as well. We already see many fresh leaves of the forest strawberries and some ferns too. On higher, sunnier places grass has started forming new shoots and the snowdrops are blooming. The crocuses followed suit.
Many things are happening. Openings are being created all around us. Let's just hope we will fit into them....

Let the wind blow clean the skies...
and let the water wash away the troubles of winter...
Everything is being reborn...
As are we...


This stream is the very stream my son drank from last spring. It has opened up again, being only 30cm wide. It came rushing down on one side, disappeared beneath a sheet of ice still covering the forest"road" only to emerge completely silent on the other side...

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the northern hemisphere is making that journey back to light. We feel it here, too. Although our contrast is not as great as yours. I even have my cool season vegetables planted. The golden and bald eagles are back. When the ospreys come back to their nests it will be complete.

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