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Contrast Inside and Out

This morning I am up early and noticed the changes that have occurred in some pussy willow and lilac branches that I cut and brought inside on Sunday, just three short days ago.

I was looking for some springtime even if it seems stubborn this year and will never get here.

The past few days the weatherman has again been forecasting snow for our area. We were supposed to get either a trace of snow, dusting or nothing at all while southern Minnesota would receive the brunt of the snow.

This morning as I looked out my window this is the picture I saw. Not exactly the springtime picture I was hoping for but maybe this is our new spring???

The picture was dark because it was at 6 am before I needed to leave this morning. The snow won’t last long but still it is discouraging to see.

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In Search of Pussy Willows

There are few things that mark the arrival of spring in Minnesota for me than seeing Pussy Willows for the first time each year.

Last week I went searching without success. I found the pussy willows but they weren’t open like they were today when I found them.

Each time I see Pussy Willows I am transported back in time to elementary school when my sixth grade teacher brought some Pussy Willows into school and put them in a vase on her desk. I think it was the first time I had ever seen them. She passed around a branch so we could touch them. I will always remember how soft they felt.

Today when I was on my way back to work at lunchtime I spotted the Pussy Willows in the ditch. I had my husband stop so I could take a picture. I walked carefully trying not to get wet feet while taking my picture. I was partly successful. I got the picture and only 50% of my feet got wet.

Now that I have found Pussy Willows it’s time to start searching for Cow Slips, guaranteed wet feet for sure.

Last evening I was sung to sleep by the sound of the frogs singing on the pond.

Oh, how I love spring!

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Nature, Photography

 

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