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...