Monday, March 22, 2010

Sprung

Peach tulips

As of this past weekend, it's official. Whether or not it looks like it outside, the calendar and the laws of celestial mechanics tell us that spring is here.


PerkyO Hai!
Milk bar

Here at the Beyond Ramen household we have hopes that the coming months will be ones of repair, renewal, and a return to what we left behind last year. There are encouraging signs, but like the seasons, these things won't be rushed. Patience.

Rosy ranunculus

All around us, we're reminded of what we'll earn for our patience. Plum, peach, and apricot trees show us in their quiet way what we'll reap if we watch, wait, and take care.

Plums in trainingPeach blossomsApricot tree in bloom

In the meantime, we find joy in small signs of progress. It's early yet, and we have a while to wait before they hit their stride, but they're coming. Spring is on the march.

Strawberries and ranunculus

8 comments:

sarah said...
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sarah said...

what a lovely post, anne! and gorgeous pictures (as always!) spring holds such beauty and promise - it may just be my favorite season (though i do love the fall, as well...) hugs and hoping for the repair and renewal you mentioned for you and yours :)

Bee said...

Your pictures aren't loading for some reason . . . so I will have to visit again soon. Finally, we have some daffodils here . . . but you can hardly tell it's spring by the weather!

It will be so exciting to have a new growing season.

(wife.) said...

such wonderful photos--I especially love the last one! It's a little hard to tell it's spring here, but I'm holding out hope that we'll get a bit of a rainy season (read: no snow, not too cold) before everything starts to spring up. I can't take too much at once. ;-)

I'm hoping for some not-too-slow and very steady renewal for you guys, and maybe some great new beginnings around here!

Sharmila, Cheeky Chilli said...

How beautiful are these photos!! They lifted my spirits today! Gorgeous!

Elisabelle said...

Your photos here are pretty amazing!
I love the last one of this post.

jacqui | happyjackeats said...

hooray for spring! gorgeous photos -- so bright and happy. :)

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such wonderful photos--I especially love the last one! It's a little hard to tell it's spring here, but I'm holding out hope that we'll get a bit of a rainy season