Thursday, March 31, 2005

Ode to Spring

After two consecutive days of gentle spring weather, I started getting the urge yesterday to post an entry about the miracle of the seasons.

Only a week ago, I'd wanted to pound the chilly ground like a Morris dancer, exhorting Mother Earth to awake from her winter slumber and put forth her flowery finery.

And lo, on Monday Mother Earth did wake up, and the world began to hum. The daffodils grew taller, darling buds burst on tree branches, and in the air one smelt the sweet fragrance of looming abundance. "A thousand blessings on you, Mother Earth," I thought.

Of course, this is Chicago. So last night, a storm blew in. A big one. It's now about 38 degrees out, the flowers are trashed, the sky is slate gray, and there's a gale-force wind blowing the ice-cold rain around. This weather pattern is expected to persist for some days, right through the weekend.

So I've revised my original idea, and what I'd like to say to Mother Earth this morning is suck my weenie.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Franklin, my appreciation of your wit grows daily. I know that favoritism is frowned upon in some circles, but you know, I just can't help it. You're my favorite.

markknitz said...

I think we're getting what you just had. it got grey again. whassup w/ that. oh, well. good knitting weather. i have never been to amsterdam. i remember a lot of the reason i wanted to go was for things i don't do any more. i would like to go somewhere. i'm a bit restless.

MarQ1 said...

My sentiments exactly. The suns teases us, then your lovely weather is on its way here, and it's "where are the gloves?"

Colleen said...

Hey - you got a new picture of yourself! Nice!

Jon said...

Oooooohhhhh DADDY! Look at those muscles!!! How fab are you?

leah said...

I'm going to miss your entries while you're off galavanting all over Europe.

rxmex said...

Miracle of the seasons would be an excellent post, this is perfect because I'd like to know what summer means because that my favorite season of the year.

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