In betweenPosted: March 17, 2013
Beginnings are sudden, but also insidious. They creep up on you sideways, they keep to the shadows, they lurk unrecognized. Then, later, they spring.
~ Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
Although there are many signs of spring and life to be found in the great outdoors, today does not feel very springlike. In fact, this time of year when we’re in between and the seasons are battling it out, it almost feels a little dead.
That is very likely a reflection of my mood. When I went out for my walk it was dreary, gray, and snowing (even though the weather folks were predicting a dry, no-precipitation, day). I found a dead possum under the maple tree, and bones in the woods. It just doesn’t feel alive out there today (even though I know very well it is).
(Side note that seems to cover both life and death: On March 15th I saw turkey vultures flying overhead. That was my first sighting of them this year. I bet the Buzzards of Hinkley returned right on time.)
Inspiration is hard to find. I have taken hundreds of photos of winter, of dried grasses and flowers, of the bones of the trees. I am ready for something else. Life. Color. Spring!
March is a month of considerable frustration — it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away.
~ Thalassa Cruso
It’s not all doom and gloom here in the Bogs. The Great Spring Cleaning project continues. M started painting one of the bedrooms today, and that fresh coat of paint really livens up the place. I’m looking forward to when we get to the dining room and living room. I bought the paint today, and think the color I picked will add a lot of light to those rooms.
Tomorrow I’m going to tell you where to find my new blog home. Within a day or two after that, I’ll be moving in and hope you will join me over there.
Some of you already know where my new blog home is because you’re already following me there for other reasons. I was surprised yesterday when I posted there for the first time in months at how many people stopped by. I didn’t realize I had more than one or two followers at that blog.
That’s it from the Bogs on this dreary Sunday. Someday, I hope, we’ll see the sun again. Maybe on Friday. There is snow in the forecast for the rest of the week.
Thank you so much for stopping by. My apologies for the gloominess. I’m sure things will brighten and cheer up soon. :)
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
~ Hal Borland