Thursday, March 22, 2012
The blog is a little time capsule, able to reveal the most interesting things. The weather, for instance, albeit circuitously. April 27, 2011, the waterlilies in my rain barrels broke the surface. Fast forward to 2012, waterlilies showing up on March 18. They're six weeks early. Everything, in fact, is early. Toads and spiders. Bumblebees. Muscrats with their nookie. The premature swelling of a pair of tender pear trees. All anomalies. Nothing to hang your hat on. I'm watching the quality of light bathing all this preternatural green. I'm wondering what flowers will be left to blossom when it's really spring.