Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday in photos

Mud and dirty puddles of melting snow are a welcome ugliness in Spring. Surrounded as they are by the tender colors of a spring morning, the crisp bright green of emerging leave buds, the happy chatter of birds in the branches, the less picturesque details of spring become part of the bigger, prettier, picture. I will navigate this muddy lane happily through the coming weeks, as Spring comes back to the north country in the wake of the optimistic robins. Where-ever you are, whatever the condition of the roads, I wish you happy wanderings.

1) sunrise 2) whitetail deer in the field in the early morning 3) Maude meets a deer in the afternoon 4) Haiku's feet in the snow 5) the walk home from the bus stop 6) Mr. Wiggles (the Robin) returns home 7) Tanka admires a jet flying in the evening sky

photo credits:

1,2: Aisling
3-6: Haiku
7: Six year old Tanka


Farmer's Daughter said...

My grandfather used to run a barefoot lap around the house in snowstorms. He said it kept him young.

Aisling said...


That's funny. *grin*

It was actually warm enough to be out barefoot yesterday, but there is still a lot of snow. The snow was so deep that it is taking a while to melt, especially the piles where we pushed it with the plow and also in the shade.

I'm all for anything that keeps a person young!

Small Pines said...

You know, I too really feel like I welcome "Mud Season," messy as it is. Wearing my boots and walking through the slog is a welcome sensation when I remember that Spring is here!

Aisling said...

Small Pines,

I'm in good company then! :)

Green Mamma said...

I am in agreement. Mud is a messy, sludgy, somewhat ugly and welcome reminder that spring is here! Now if only I could get my 2 year old to venture out and make mud pies with me. She's such a pip since she's a clean freak at age 2. I guess some girls will be girls . . .

Oh, and I'm strolling this week. I can't wait to see what is popping up in others' gardens too.

Aisling said...

Green Mamma,

How nice to hear from you this morning! I'm just about to put up the Sunday Stroll invitation and will add you to the list. I just went out and took a quick peek around, but will wait for the day to warm up and the sun to get a little higher in the sky before taking my leisurely stroll. When I was out a few minutes ago, my camera kept showing the "raise flash" notice because there are a lot of clouds right now and the light is quite dim.

Everydaywoman said...

Great shot of your feet in the snow! Bet you can't wait to put them in the sand . . . or just plain go barefoot in green grass!