Sunday, April 25, 2010

One swallow

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring. - Aldo Leopold

Early spring is a season of small flowers, of course, and one Spring Beauty or one Violet is of no consequence...

but a carpet of them, sneaking up through the blanket of last year's leaves or the first green grass where the sun beckons...

that's the Spring!

*the Violet is Viola brittoniana,a South Jersey specialty.

4 comments:

Dave said...

Until of course, Mr. Leopold, the Canada geese become year-round residents who have forgotten how to migrate, and can fly overhead at any time.

Jimmy said...

Beautiful Flowers....

Rabbits' Guy said...

The swallows returned to Bow, WA yesterday!!!! Spring is official here! We have "Johnny Jump-Up"s

jason said...

Ah, spring color. Always a welcome change to winter's russet. Beautiful, Laura.