Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fast Change

What a difference a week makes. On April 4, we received a few inches of snow.

Snow clung to branches and covered the ground.

 But less than a week later, spring had vanquished winter. The white on the branches wasn't snow but cherry blossoms.

Or wild plum blossoms.

The japonica bloomed . . . 

. . . and the forsythias were at their peak.

The redbuds budded out in the yard . . .

. . . and beside the garage—where a mockingbird sang on the dusk to dawn light.

 The corkscrew willow suddenly was green.

And the lawn and fields were green, too.

Tulips bloomed . . .

. . . and cats wandered among the daffodils . . .

. . .  or lounged on the greenness  of the lawn.

Honeybees covered the rosemary bush.

Temps hit the mid-80s.

Looks like spring is here!


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Blogger CountryDew said...

It's been a wild ride as far as weather goes so far this year!

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss my rosemary from the last house and need to find a spot here to plant a bit.

When spring pops, it really pops! Great photos!

9:06 AM  

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