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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

burst of sound and color


March 21 - March 25 Week 67/72


large flocks of blackbirds have departed

leaving a few pairs sprinkled about in

grassy island hummocks hoping for sanctuary

from stealthy egg stealing beasts as shrill calls

of peeper frogs pierce the warming air

providing background music that rivals

vibrantly rising skunk cabbage spathes

and the fragrant fireworks blooms of witch hazels

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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Mar 26, 2021

Wow!!! I love those images. At first, I thought the whatever beast it is was your arm, tattooed, in a bullroarer-like posed photo! (I really do need to get a life.) We still don't have any color but green, not "but" in a bad sense though. It looks so beautiful against the snow and dried grasses. In anticipation of what's to come, I bought a teen-aged cherry tree that is being shipped. Said to have delicious cherries you can eat right off the tree! I think we won't have any for a few years, but I am so looking forward to that. I'm going to plant it outside the bathroom window down on the flat. It's still a sunny spot.…

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