Monday, March 15, 2010

March 14, 2010 PROOF OF SPRING in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Crocus speckled by raindrops

All day we tried to take our walk. We even went so far as to put on coats and boots. I walked until I saw the purple crocus in bloom before I gave up, my hair wet, and turned back to the house.

I can verify that nothing can stop spring now. If the sun shines for two hours, there will be one thousand golden daffodils. They are only green now, but their buds are the largest I've ever seen. If the sun refuses to shine, they might just go ahead and bloom green flowers.

On my short walk, I also saw that Sedum Autumn Joy broke through the cold, hard ground. It will be a long time before Autumn Joy blooms, but the name itself brings joy and hope .
Nothing can turn back spring now.


Joan Ellen Gage said...

Let's hear it for spring! We are ready!

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Joan.

"Rah! Rah! Rah!
Sis, Boom Bah!

Yes, we are ready.