Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sprouts


The rain is saturating our town. It is dripping from the black, wet trees and from the broken gutter. It is spangling the windows and tapping with a faint metallic sound on the cover at the top of the chimney. It is trickling in the streets and making puddles mixed with street sand and soggy leaves and pale worms. It is percolating through the soil and being sucked up through thirsty white roots. It is making sprouts. They are popping up everywhere, appearing like magic overnight, pushing aside the sodden leaves, and making their fresh green debuts.

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

Wow, and we won't have signs for another month! We still have snow.
-Phyllis

softearthart said...

Oh how I love the coming of spring, cheers Marie

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Oh how wonderful! We are still getting buried in snow...

The Magic Onions said...

Gorgeous imagery, Beth... I feel like I can see it, smell it, hear it... isn't it lovely!
Blessings and magic,
Donni

Sharon Lovejoy said...

You're a poet too.

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Trudy Callan said...

Yea! Welcome Spring.

I just started An Artistic Mother's Group where we will be going through 12 projects together from Shona Cole's new book The Artistic Mother. Her desire is to help mothers find a to fit art into their every day, even if it's just a little something. I would so love for you to join us. You can read more about it on my blog; and if you're interested in participating, just leave me a comment, and I'll add you to the list.

Trudy

http://artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-artistic-mother-group-forming-i.html

PS If this is not something you are interested in doing at this time,or even if you are, maybe you could do a little blurb about it for me so that other artsy moms can join. It might be a help to them if they are looking for inspiration and/or an accountability group. We start March 6th, but anyone can jump in at any time. We will spend two weeks on each project. Blog about our progress and link to all of the other participants. Thanks so much for your consideration.

Gabriele said...

Dear Beth,
you are an artist in so many fields! LOVE your words, they make me feel the rain! Very beautiful!
I wont ever get to any deep level with my English, sob sob, maybe I'll better start to weave some German posts into my blog.....
But, better back to what I wanted to say:
VERY BEAUTIFUL! Love your sense!
Gabriele

kristin said...

such a beautiful tribute to spring. :) i can feel it coming although we're far from such a sight as yours.