Newborns....

…. the leaves that Spring has coaxed from the trees are small and fragile still…. newborns, as they are…. vibrant and green…

… and as I sit here with coffee and cigarettes, to the West a storm looms on the horizon… dark and brooding and speckled with flashes of lightning…. Thunder rolling and booming and shaking the window panes….. It will be here soon to dampen the warm, swirling air…

… the dogwoods and poplars are swaying outside my window – being pushed by the steady, forceful wind that trumpets the thunderstorm’s approach….. they are lucky, I suppose, the leaves….. their smallness will help them weather the weather…..

.. yesterday it was in Texas and Mexico as tornadoes…. and today it is here to challenge my lawn’s baby leaves….

…. The First Thunderstorm of Springtime is here, and it is beautiful…..

…. a frost came through a week or so ago and laid many of the leaves low…. and these small ones that have sprouted since are bracing for their first test of the year…..

… I hope that the wind doesn’t get them….

by Eric on April 26, 2007 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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verr nicely writ, sir. jes wonted ye to know i check in reglar, even ifn i almos never make inny comments.

Bullshitted by buddy don on April 26, 2007 12:45 PM

Ahhhhh SWG and a newborn leaf, what an image! Most of my newborns were killed during the freeze; some may not return until next year,,,:>(

Bullshitted by Michele on April 26, 2007 04:24 PM

That's a lyrical post. I'm bracing for much of the same here and hope that it won't blow the few flowers and buds that have managed to return from the freeze. But I'm thankful for the rain for the pasture's sake.

Bullshitted by rosie on April 26, 2007 07:58 PM

There's nothing like the first strong thunderstorm of the year. I always make sure my bedroom window is cracked open whenever thunderstorms are forecast for the evening.

Bullshitted by Braden on April 27, 2007 07:31 PM

I hope, in spirit, of course, that the wind doesn't get them either. Because that would really suck.

What would further suck is if there are tornadoes in Texas this time *next* week. Holy SHIT would that suck.

Bullshitted by Erica on April 27, 2007 08:25 PM

You wax the world poetic...I enjoy reading it.

Bullshitted by Glenn B on April 29, 2007 10:37 AM