|This bush of "knock out" pink roses was covered with blooms!|
Our bushes of red knock outs aren't blooming yet.
Today is the first day of spring! As I walked this morning, camera in my pocket, I snapped the few signs of spring that showed themselves. Also as I walked, I thought of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." As I recited it to myself, I thought: I could parody this poem! Well, yes, but wow, is his rhyme scheme hard to pull off!
Despite the challenge, I began the parody in my head while finishing my walk, but completed and tweaked it on the computer. Here it is, and the snapshots that inspired it are above and below:
Whose yards these are I think I know.
Their owners are at work, although
They wouldn’t mind me stopping here
To snap these photos, even though
It’s early yet, so rather queer
To capture spring when it’s just here.
Most grass is brown and still looks dead,
But as I walk I see some dear,
Sweet blooms of yellow, pink, and red,
And even blue. I need to spread
The news, to all make clear
Spring’s come! This yellow, blue, and red
This pink—show that spring’s not near
But rather on this day, it’s here!
I go inside to sew and cheer:
Hurrah! Truly spring is here!
|When I passed by this tree yesterday, the scent of its blossoms|
was heavenly! Notice the blue, blue, cloudless, Texas
|Petunias do well in Texas in the spring, but once summer|
gets here--they usually don't survive.
|This yellow "knock out" rose is the first to bloom on its bush.|
|From my computer desk, I can see this lovely|
tree across the street.
|Look closely! These are the first blue bonnets I've seen so far. Soon this field and|
others will be covered!