I left the house yesterday looking for signs of spring. The wind and sun had dried up that last late April snow storm pretty well and I wanted to see what was emerging under that warmer sky.
It took some looking, but I’ve learned out here that while the big picture can be quite beautiful,
sometimes it’s the smallest things that are the most intriguing. Like a bud on a tree and how it knows it’s time to emerge from once bare branches, in perfect form.
Or how grass seems to turn from brown to green overnight.
How something so soft can emerge from brown thorns.
Or how a bright color can thrill me here at the beginning of spring, before I’ve grown accustomed to the vivid landscape that comes with summer.
Or how this blue, clear sky was pouring down ice only 24 hours before.
And that we all made it through, softer and alive…
like the crocuses on the hilltops, because it’s what crocuses do.