Friday, March 19, 2010
Awakening - what does that mean? My online dictionary says the noun means "the act of awaking from sleep". Or "a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something". Both definitions are appropriate for this month's Picture This contest at Gardening Gone Wild. Awakening for me means the earth has broken its winter slumber and suddenly there are little harbingers of spring to be seen.
In my past life (pre-Louisiana) I could hardly wait to see the bluebonnets. Every trip up the freeway to work was a scouting trip for the first bluebonnet. Today, spring harbingers for me are the daffodils that line the roads, marking old farmsteads and homes. There's a great variety of them: Sweeties, Campernelles, Butter and Eggs, many more. This unknown variety pictured above shows up in my yard just after the Sweeties start blooming. This is now how I awake to spring.
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2009. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.