Friday, March 22, 2013

Springtime's Wrestle with Winter

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March.
Robert Frost (1874–1963)

It was a beautiful warm day today and by warm, I mean high 80's. I love it. I can tell that the warm days of summer are here. I can smell it in the air. Yesterday and this evening there was another magnificent sunset. The last of the Bluebonnets are producing their seed pods and their beautiful blue will soon be gone.

I'm hoping that Gil will finish with my truck soon so that I can go looking for more wildflowers and blooms. I'm curious as to what is blooming on my property off the main ranch road. Yesterday, Raoul pointed out some very interesting blooms I had never seen before. They remind me of violets or phlox. Pinkish blooms on a very low growing clump of thin long leaves.

Terlingua Sunset, Friday Evening, 032213
Terlingua Sunset, Thursday E3vening 03211

A Cold Front is forecast for this coming week. These photos will have to get me through those. I will not be sad to see the last of the cold days of winter.

Have a great day!


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