Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mr Blue Sky

A canopy of blue stretches across the sky, tacked in placed along the horizon by tall pines. After back-to-back winter events, fields and rooftops are thawing, and you can almost hear ELO's Mr. Blue Sky being sung in the streets.

It's hard to imagine that beneath the frozen soil, delicate seeds lie in wait for an unseen signal. When it's sensed, bloodroot and Trout lilies will emerge, followed by violets and then a host of wildflowers that decorate roadsides and paths through the woods.

So when it's time to shed the jacket and rush outside to bask in the warmth of a spring sun, don't forget to look down and around you. No offense to Mr. Blue Sky, but a profusion of reds, pinks, purples and yellows can also brighten the world, and your spirits.

No comments: