Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Finally Green

At last. The land south of our place looks green this week, instead of the patches of green mixed with large areas of pale brown where last year's grass still stood tall.

The dull brown time seemed to drag on, this spring, and I couldn't figure out why. I thought maybe it was just that I was impatient, since I was seeing so many pictures of lush growth and flowers on southern blogs. Finally I realized what had happened: there wasn't enough snow last winter to knock down the grass. Usually the colour change goes quite quickly from white through a muddy black-and-brown phase to green, but this year the brown lingered. In the brick ponds, it hung on for months.

Ah, green. I feel better now.

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