Friday, March 26, 2010

Anticipating the glorious green


From a letter to the editor in today's Minneapolis StarTribune, Sandy Stryker writes about driving down a quiet residential street:

"The atmosphere was charged. The branches of elm and oak seemed to tremble with anticipation. I felt sure that, inches underground, albino seedlings were pushing up, starving for sun, desperate to commit photosynthesis."


Don't you just love it? Even though there's not a sign of any plants popping up yet and piles of dirty snow still exist by parking lots, Spring is in the air! So, let's have a shout-out for photosynthesis!

9 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

I love that last line of hers. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, we have to celebrate spring and "let the rest of the world go by." Exactly! Thank you for the encouragement!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh Glory!! Finally....Spring is waking up in Minnesota!

Kathy said...

Oh yeah!!!! When I walk I can just feel the energy from all of the plants....they are just waiting for the right moment to explode...and I am ready and waiting!

Kittie Howard said...

Glorious spring! Can't wait. By the way, Ms Sparrow, did you ever find that photo you were looking for???

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

"Desperate to commit photosynthesis." What a great expression! They're predicting temps in the 70s next week, so we'll be seeing green very soon.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Dearie me, I do believe the long winter has driven you Minnesotans stir-crazy!!!

Barbara Blundell said...

Yes, did love it ! Spring is well on its way here ! Loads of daffodils-and forsythia is bursting into flower !

Abraham said...

I know I have been pulling and praying for it to warm up so we can see some of the nice things again. I am tired of cold and promise not to complain about the heat this summer.

CherylK said...

Haven't been able to read the Star Tribune since we're on the road but that is a wonderful quote.

Can hardly wait to get back home where I can sit on the porch and read the Star Tribune with my morning coffee. Spring...bring it on!