Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The trees are finally greening up

It is one of the major miracles, how bit by bit, in tiny increments, the encircling trees turn green. It has happened this week over two days: when mother and I took our walk on Friday before she flew to California, we were commenting on how there were no leaves yet, maybe a distant weeping willing. Lots of yellow, daffodils and the late forsythia, but dark tree limbs, just a little reddish brown on the tips. Then Sunday, a little scumble of pale green in a few places. Yesterday, Monday, the scumble was general, and today there is a whole precise variety: the cherry tree is white; the big oak tree on the next row of houses is light green, a nearby trash tree has lots of bright green, the apple tree has little gray green points on each branch and twig. By this time next week, there will be a canopy.

Why isn't this enough for happiness?

The trees are finally greening up

It is one of the major miracles, how bit by bit, in tiny increments, the encircling trees turn green. It has happened this week over two days: when mother and I took our walk on Friday before she flew to California, we were commenting on how there were no leaves yet, maybe a distant weeping willing. Lots of yellow, daffodils and the late forsythia, but dark tree limbs, just a little reddish brown on the tips. Then Sunday, a little scumble of pale green in a few places. Yesterday, Monday, the scumble was general, and today there is a whole precise variety: the cherry tree is white; the big oak tree on the next row of houses is light green, a nearby trash tree has lots of bright green, the apple tree has little gray green points on each branch and twig. By this time next week, there will be a canopy.

Why isn't this enough for happiness?

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Sunshine! In the Garden!

Gorgeous day-- working in the garden in the sunshine. Digging up nasty perennial weeds, sowing turnips and more lettuce and radish. Ahh.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Busy busy

Teaching day and night, Ultimate frisbee players in the house, meetings when I'm not teaching: when am I supposed to write novels?