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April 2, 2017 § 10 Comments
even the rock wall
is ready to shed
winter’s now dowdy coat
Tagged: April storm, coat, dowdy, end of winter, landscape, readiness, rock wall, snow, unfashionable, woods
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“April is the cruelest month” – T.S. Eliot understood all too well. Haven’t we had this conversation before? Last winter? The one before? Isn’t much of life like this, waiting, waiting for Spring… for something to bloom?
I always think March is the cruelest month – and then April arrives. I think in your new climate spring should reach you much sooner with all of her tender administrations.
”Tis true – we have daffodils and forsythia in bloom, and mid50s most days. It’s a welcome change, and indeed very tender. Sorry we missed NH’s 18in April snow!
🙂 It was a wet heavy one with lots of wind. Pick a nosegay of early spring blooms for me!
Threadbare, I’d say. Time to spruce up. (And if you think that has to do with trees in New England, check this out:
” ‘Spruce’ moved from being an adjective, describing leather and other goods from Prussia [16th century] to a verb, meaning ‘make smart and neat’. The first mention of ‘sprucing-up’ comes in Sir George Etherege’s Restoration drama The Man of Mode, 1676) – http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/spruce-up.html
Indeed – threadbare and high time to ‘spruce up’! Thanks for the etymology.
I like the composition of this photo. The words express so much – as I have come to expect from you
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