I hope I’m not depressing the cold ones among us with my continuing spring coverage (“Continuing spring coverage”? Goodness, I sound like I’m on the local newscast). It’s just that I so adore the warm yet cool breezes and the blooms and buds that are everywhere I look. The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and the Gulf Fritillary butterflies are flitting.
I’m trying to stifle it a bit, to not brag quite so loudly, but it’s just that spring is, well…springy, so it is hard to keep from sharing it. You can have your revenge in September. September here is hot and humid and full of creepy things and stinging things, while you are enjoying your own warm yet cool breezes. So get me back in September. Meanwhile, here is our early March on the Gulf Coast:
These are all photos of the trees growing on our riverbank. We call them river birches, but I don’t know if we’re right maples (because I have blog readers smarter than me and they’re right). From far away, they look like mostly barren trees, with just a hint of red at the branch tips.
I’ve missed the dappled shadows that the river birchs’ leaves dance across the white sand on the riverbank. I’m happy to see the leaves are emerging this week.
May the dappled shadow dances begin!