Sunday, March 9, 2014
Walking Into Spring, Part 1
Not exactly the tomorrow I had in mind. It is now Wednesday. The excitement I felt when I stumbled across the "scene" in the above photo is that of recognition. You can tell from the pine needles that the little bundle of lupine leaves is only an inch or two across. To a botanist or serious naturalist, recognizing a lupine from its earliest leaves is a no-brainer. But, that's beside the point. The excitement stems from (no pun intended) recognizing the "arrival" of a friend after winter, a period of several months when no new greenery poked its head through the soil. It's a kind of reawakening made even more exciting by the act of recognition.