Saturday, March 20, 2010

What a difference a week makes!

Today: blue skies, sunshine, T-shirt temperature; children in a boat on the bay, joggers in shorts, everyone at Home Depot or Lowes in the garden center, pansies and crocuses and garden furniture. A cup of tea and a book, sitting on the deck in the sun. Grass growing, greening. Chalk hearts on the street; a birds' nest found.

The phragmites pointing sharply to the sky. They grew an inch overnight. Nothing there yesterday: today, pencil-sharp, right out.

Hard to believe that this time last week, we were (or at least, I was) cowering from the storm; watching it tear things up and away, washing the streets aflood.

The bay is the colour of blue eyes.

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