By the door of the studio, clematis is producing many flowers after the rain. Today the sun was bright, and I could almost see the flowers opening before my eyes.
The flowers look like a creature’s maw when they open.
The centers are amazing!
First the snowdrops and a couple of crocuses appeared.
Then more snow.
Now the snow has melted, and the flowers have reemerged.
And there are more to come.
In February the snowdrops blossomed, and now the crocuses have joined them.
The bees, fuzzy with pollen, luxuriated in the blossoms.
It has begun.
Flowers go to seed,
and autumn flowers blossom.
Despite one winter storm after another, including the amazing ice storm we just experienced…..
which was sparklingly beautiful, but resulted in power outages and missed trains……
the ice is melting away, falling in percussive chunks onto my studio’s metal roof, and
peek-a-boo: green at last!
Finding their way through leaves and granular, icy snow, after having been buried under at least two feet of snow for months, here they are.
There have been some teasingly warm days here and there, and now we are back to more sleet and possibly some snow. That said, this taste of green is enlivening. It feels perfect for the spiritual season when we are on the cusp of experiencing all things made new.
Here is a photo of last year’s emerging snowdrops. I took the photo on March 7, 2010.
And here is a photo, taken today, of the spot where those snowdrops appeared last March.
What do you think? Do they have a chance? Will they continue to sleep beneath the snow and ice until it melts?