Sunday, April 05, 2009

First beauty

"April can be lovely, spangled with bloom and the newest of young leaves. It can be, and usually is, melodied with the voice of song sparrow and robin, redwing and oriole. And the call of the Spring peeper is the very voice of April. But April can also be cold rain, raw wind and, on occasion, snow. The cruelest aspect of April's tantrums, however, lies in the way it sometimes frosts our hopes and expectations. We want to believe in that myth of gentle April. We want May in April. We are tired of Winter's cold leftovers. Given a taste of Spring in April, we want a full meal of it." --Hal Borland

Today was a lovely taste of Spring on an early April day.

8 comments:

Dave said...

Spring is in the air up here also. The snow and ice is melting fast. We got up to 41 degrees today.

Carolyn H. said...

Wow! I'm not even close to having spring beauties yet. At least that's how it seems. The greenery I see is only about 1/8" tall. Nothing is near ready to bloom yet.

Carolyn H.

Susan Gets Native said...

I want May in April, too. Today, it's snowing and raining. Bleh.

NCmountainwoman said...

How prophetic! "cold rain, raw wind and, on occasion, snow." That is our weather prediction for the next few days. I want May as well.

bobbie said...

It was such a beautiful day! Love your photo.

Wren said...

Don't think I'm bitter, just because it's snowing in Michigan.

Lovely photo. At least I can enjoy spring vicariously.

Rabbits' Guy said...

April is why I left mid-Michigan for the Pacific NW long ago! You've pretty well nailed what I remember!

dguzman said...

Urgh, rain and wind and snow--the lovely Central PA April. Bring on the May flowers!

Did I tell you I got Borland's Beyond Your Doorstep for like 50 cents at a book sale?