Tuesday, March 02, 2010

You Think?

I walked down by the river

through the covered bridge

past the newly fuzzy yellow willow tree

and the reddening osier withes.

The first of the returning red-winged blackbirds

sang amongst the budding branches.

Is it spring, do you think?


Tabor said...

Yes, yes yes. If not today then certainly tomorrow.

Barbara said...

It's a lot closer than it was in the midst of last month's blizzards. Hopeful signs that SPRING springs eternal!

Pauline said...

Tabor and Barbara - This is my favorite time of year. It is full of anticipation and teaser spring days and growing light.

Ruth said...

Oh I hope so. Beautiful!

Ribbon said...


I've never lived in snow, but I can imagine that after a time you would be happy to see it pass.

Meggie said...

The Spring will arrive, just as our Autumn will finally be really here. The teaser days, I gobble up with glee!

Anonymous said...

Rumours at this stage, but such encouraging pictures!

Russell said...

Red winged blackbirds! Yes! That's a sure sign of spring!

Here in Iowa we will not see them for several weeks. I am guessing mid April.

Enjoyed the covered bridge. You have perhaps heard of a book called The Covered Bridges of Madison County - later a movie with Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Madison County, Iowa, is just southwest of Des Moines.

herhimnbryn said...

It's nearly there, just around the corner.

Land of shimp said...

It's certainly starting to look that way, Pauline. The earth is beginning to wake up! I hope it had lovely dreams, and will be a good mood come spring.

That covered bridge looks as if has many stories to tell. I'm not sure I'd be able to bring myself to cross it in the dark of night. In the daylight, it's wonderfully mysterious, but I'd half expect to emerge into the underworld, if I ventured in there in the dark.

Wonderfully thrilling photos :-)

Reya Mellicker said...

Those trees are just about to pop. Oh yeah.

Love the covered bridge. It looks so cosmic.

Happy spring, Pauline.

Pauline said...

Ruth - a few days after posting this it is close to 50 degrees. Yes!

Ribbon - I'd be happy to share some of our snow with you!

Meggie - it is always odd to picture you headed into fall and winter darkness just as out light is increasing.

Dick - since this post, the snow has receded in the meadow by the river - a sure sign of warming earth.

Russell - I have the book and saw the movie. My daughter visited the bridges when she was driving through Madison County and fell in love with the area.

HHB - I'm rushing around that corner to meet it!

LOS and Reya - there's a story behind that bridge. Perhaps I may tell it here.