Friday, March 19, 2010

Robert Frost was on to something

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~ Robert Frost

This year I have noticed what Robert Frost was talking about so beautifully in this poem. But wow... it's everywhere. I think that for the last few years I have been rushing through this time of year... starting, digging, turning, and planting. This year, I have taken a bit more time off to just be. There really is no rush here. You can plant right up until June and still get a harvest. And with all of the things that have been going on, I feel like putting things off a bit.

My gardening is starting very soon... but not today. Today I have seen natures first green. And indeed... it is golden yellow.

Just like us, the trees impatiently wait for their moment in the sun.

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2 comments:

Ivy said...

I'm behind on starting my seeds indoors, but it has been so beautiful here this week I just want to be outside not inside.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Beautiful photos, Val! We are so exciting to get back to gardening again! Can't wait to hear more about yours! :-)