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.



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! :-)