dammit, minnesota winter. you win. you and your fluffy snow. you are very beautiful. there. are you happy now? you look great on hay colored seed heads. no. more than that. you look fabulous. ok? is that what you needed to hear? can we spend a little time apart now?
tall grass seed head with april snow
the book of job
twelve inches of snow on april 3 is the part where after job learns that his livestock, his servants and his ten children have all died, he is visited with boils. ok, jehovah. point made. time to lay off now.
raspberry canes in winter
the opposite of spring
not to belabor a point but snow is falling outside my window again right now, on april 3. i feel these hydrangea blossoms, displaying the opposite of their bright summer color, are the appropriate symbol for this snowy april day, which is proving to be whatever the opposite is of spring.
dried hydrangea blossoms
a colorful winter palette
yes, i am still posting winter photos out of a grim sort of devotion to seasonality. after several days of springlike temps, we got blanketed with six inches of snow overnight. this is something you get used to when you live in this state, but it’s not something you have to like. i would much rather be posting colorful spring buds right now, but that’s not what i’m surrounded by, so you get colorful winter branches and stems instead.
collection of winter branches and stems
easter in america
one of my husband’s clients came in today and told a story. he was walking home with a five pound pack of matzos under his arm for passover. his neighbor looked cursorily at the package, and then said, “happy easter.” america. land of the clued in, and the clueless, and we all live next door to each other.