Saturday, March 08, 2008

winnie the pooh and the blustery day


this wind would definitely send pooh & piglet flying! my goodness!

i had forgotten, (though i believe i mentioned it last year as well), how much spring looks like fall here. the hardwood trees, which leaf out in emerald buds, are slower to wake than the ornamental and flowering trees, and so spring comes in reds and yellows and white - the white trees looking laden with snow, not blossoms - the indoctrination of my albertan childhood. amid the towering, bare hardwood trees, the small red or yellow buds make everything look like we are in october or november, not march. i keep waiting for the flush of green - i need to consciously remind myself that the fall array is spring here, unlike my youth, where no tree flowered (though all were a startling green after so many months of winter.)

and speaking of towering trees, the pines that sway 3 or 4 stories tall, bent by this fearsome wind, cause some minor "eep!" as we watch them leeaaaannn their way across the yard...

4 comments:

Heather said...

and I went for a jog in this....
what a silly, silly, girl i am.

Light said...

how perfectly you described today! we drove around and around today and it was hard to keep the car in one place...a blustery great day! no hair in place!

Sarah said...

Lovely post. The pine trees here have been dropping rather large bits of themselves in my lawn. As long as they don't fall on my car..oh wait..nevermind...

annie said...

The weather was beautiful and reminded me of whale watching just off the coast of the San Diego Harbor. Good memories!