Monday, March 19, 2012

The end of winter (good riddance!) and first day of spring...

Spring Pools by Robert Frost
These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.
The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods --
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.

He must have been looking at his almanac for this year! There was a report that over 1000 high temperature records have been broken over the last week, yet we are having a hard time getting over 45 degrees! Well good news, today spring has begun and I have a feeling it is going to warm up... or else I'll be wearing my winter woolies for a few weeks more. 

Happy beginning of spring to one and all. May the Lord bless and keep wintery cold days... far away from us. 


  1. Great poem! Frost is one of my personal favorites! Per the long range weather forecasters, we may be in for a chilly April before things pull out..sigh. Cheers, Jenni

  2. I'm hoping for spring, too. This morning my flowering plum trees were full of Western Goldfinches, and other assorted cheerful little birds. I'm hoping it's a sign of what's to come soon.

  3. So...I know this is a little off subject, but I'm looking for advice on when I should be planting my wildflower seeds. I think I should be waiting until after the last freeze, but the way things are going that may be weeks from now. Will I be too late?