Open....

… I sat inside today and worked with all of the windows open throughout the house….

….. the sounds amazed me, really…… it is remarkable how well a fine, transparent double-glazing of glass screens you from the rest of the World…. And with all of the windows open, a whole new world sputtered by…..

…. Dogs barked as they played with their masters across the expanse of the subdivision…… Canada geese honked as they stroked the sky westward from their feeding grounds on the Hiwassee…… even an occasional wasp butted its head against the screen mesh from time to time…….

… life is abounding here now….. wasps, lizards, froglets, caterpillars…… every living thing outside is either buzzing or singing…..

….. even the birds, long denied sex for months now, are screaming at each other across the lawn….. some days it sounds like an appealing birdsong…. and other days it comes across as angry, horny taunts with huge threats of impending violence thrown in……. But, hey, such is life, yes?....

… the trees, too, are wild with growth….. curling their newly emerged buds out and skyward….. the dogwoods are in full bloom… both the Pink & the White ones….. and the tea-cup Magnolia is absolutely beaming with blossoms and baby leaves…… the hardwoods though, well, they are slower to wake……. Only the tulip poplars are showing signs of their alarm-clocks having went off…. which is bad, actually, as their slender, tendrilly offshoots drift down and get stuck in between the boards of my deck every morning…….

.... and no matter how nice the train sounds as it drifts along miles away, those poplarthinggys just piss me off.......

by Eric on April 03, 2007 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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Dogwood and Magnolia... two of my favorites.
We don't have dogwood this far south, which is a shame... but, those magnificient magnolias... beautifully abundant, thank goodness!

p.s. sorry about the 'poplarthinggys'... yech.

Bullshitted by Jean on April 3, 2007 10:53 PM

It snowed here today. Not a surprise, really. And it won't stay. But it *was* kind of sad...

Bullshitted by Richmond on April 4, 2007 02:33 PM

I love this time of year, we have windchimes all round the house and it's so soothing to hear them...

Bullshitted by holder on April 4, 2007 04:59 PM

SWG: the Forrest Gump Box o' Chocolates of blogging. You never know what you're gonna get.

Based on the wild variation of your subject matter from post to post, mebbe you oughta retitle this blog "Guns 'n' Roses."

No? Not original? How 'bout "Mortars 'n' Magnolias"?

Bullshitted by Elisson on April 4, 2007 08:54 PM

poplarthinggys? Dude, you're an STD winner. You can damn shore do better then that. That reads so ... bellybutton. You don't have to go Velociscientific on it, but really... poplarthinggys? Damn man. All that open air and free time is messin' with your head.

I'm just sayin'.

Poplarthinggy's? Get a weed whacker, and use it. Or, squat down and shoot 'em.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on April 4, 2007 09:04 PM

"those poplarthinggys just piss me off....... "

No wonder poplars are called trembling aspen up in these here parts. And this is towards the presumably pleasant and aromatic "tulip" variety, too. Strong words from the Straight White Diplomat. Serial killer indeed. Rube isn't one, apparently, and hath therefore exposed the beast.

Bullshitted by g on April 6, 2007 07:25 PM