Sunday, April 3, 2011

A North Carolina Day


It's one of those North Carolina blue sky spring days and the wind is blowing and the birds are winging and singing and the pollen is making it all a fuzzy sort of day.

Those new buds on the tree opened up overnight, and that's how a new story is arriving, too: with each morning a new revelation, like something opening up in a burst. I tried to stop it–I'm not ready–wait–but it won't be stopped.


Outside, the dogs are losing their hair (and horses, too, I've learned from Lori Skoog), and even the trees seem to be shedding. Don't you love birch trees?


The tall pines are whipping their heads around, shaking pollen from their hair . . .

And me, I am outside, looking around . . .are you?

12 comments:

  1. Spending a lot of time outside these days too. We have clematis blooming and the iris have buds. The roses have also started blooming! Everything is beautiful. But lots of pollen. Our cars are covered with it. Kachoo!

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  2. Yes we were outside today as well :-)

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  3. Trying to get outside, fighting a brisk, biting breeze-- our afternoon sun's doing a lot of melting these last few days. Thank Goodness!

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  4. In DC it's the cherry blossoms and bradford pear trees...love this time of year.

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  5. It was a gorgeous day here....finally! Wait until you see how Masterpiece looks as he sheds his winter coat!

    When you have thoughts and words that are ready to burst, just go for it.

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  6. I am enjoying the azaleas, all blooming and in their full glory! Watching the oaks as the pollen falls like a soft yellow rain.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  7. Perfect day there, these pictures are wonderful and you got lovely reflections in that window!The last one is amazing!
    Enjoy!
    Léia

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  8. We are outside quite a bit these days. We have to make up for all of the time spent indoors this winter.

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  9. To answer your question, I do not own any cowboy boots, but I wore them well into my 40s and would wear them again if I thought I could get them on and off without assistance! They are the most comfortable footwear I've ever had!

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  10. Il fait bon au jardin et celui-ci s'en donne à coeur joie. Avril, en attendant le joli mois de mai...

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  11. a new story! a new story! my fingers are doing a little tap dance all over the keys.

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  12. The Carolina's are WAY ahead of us!!

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