The lush green of a Mathews County summer is stunning when you haven't seen it in
The picture above, from last August or September, is from my parents' yard overlooking Queens Creek. You can barely make out the creek due to all the
In contrast, the shot below is from approximately the same vantage point, but looking more towards the left and the opposite side of the creek. Blue water, blue sky and white snow stand out, with very little green unless you count those pine trees across the creek, and I don't.
You see, pine trees are currently on my [insert word of your choice that rhymes with "spit"] list, especially the ones currently growing in my gutter. There are also several huge ones next to my house which create an endless shower of pine needles and cones, like daggers falling from the sky, during any sort of wind. A good nor'easter is enough to traumatize a person for life.
Anyway. This is not a tirade about pine trees. I don't think.
Continuing on with the theme of
But interesting shapes can't hold a candle to color in my book. Give me a green soybean field any day. Please.
Oh, and please remind me about how much I love green grass and green weeds and green vines and green crabgrass and green greenery in about a month when I have to start cutting grass again. Which reminds me, my tractor has a flat tire. Oh spit.
Perhaps another couple of weeks without green wouldn't hurt anything.
What, if any, signs of spring have you noticed?
For people in different seasons, like Annie from Australia , perhaps you can tell us what the weather is like in your neck of the woods.
Has anyone made any interesting summer vacation plans?