The seasons, they are a-changing

Posted: April 15, 2014 in Nature, Poetry, Quotes
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I wrote this a few days ago as I was cleaning up the yard.  Very different meaning tonight.  Both meanings apply.  It might be appropriate in the US that a definite chill has arrived tonight as tomorrow is tax day.

Winter detritus
Clings tenaciously to earth
Hides burgeoning life







Monday night

Monday night


“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
~ Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations”

(Or summer in the morning and winter at night.)

  1. Winter is holding on tight.

  2. Oh no, I hope the snow disappears. Maybe Mr. Winter has no calendar?

  3. giberson9 says:

    That’s beautiful Janet.

    • Thanks. The snow is beautiful, too, but I’m worried about whether it will have broken the spring flowers that were already open. And I’m ready for spring now.


  4. Tina Schell says:

    Great post Janet – really love the quote, which I hadn’t seen before. Also LOVE the rainy shot–wonderful composition. Nicely done.

    • Quotes are fodder for our posts, aren’t they, Tina? I love looking for quotes about a certain thing and can easily get lost in all that shows up. I imagine you’re the same way as you always have wonderful quotes in your posts. I’m glad the rainy shot came out well. It’s sometimes difficult with a phone or iPad to get the focus in the right place. They always want to focus passed the (to me) obvious point of interest. 🙂

  5. Beautiful daffodils, Janet. I hope you picked them before the frost got to them.

    • Unfortunately, I didn’t. They were frozen solid this morning. I just checked on them and although I would have thought they’d be completely gone, a few are still standing. We’ll see if any more recover. I think that all the ones that haven’t opened yet should be good as long as we don’t get a bad frost tonight.

  6. Lovely photos. 😀

  7. M-R says:

    Janet ! – you’ve outdone yourself here … GLORIOUS images to support your title. Oh, well done you !!!

  8. Beautiful photos — in spite of the snow! 🙂

  9. Gina says:

    Your photos and verse are just beautiful, Janet.

  10. Mother Nature still have her menopausal outburst.
    Love the first photo of those darling flowers. XD

  11. y. prior says:

    great photos – and loved this “in the US that a definite chill has arrived tonight as tomorrow is tax day.” ha! well said, well said. 🙂