Lagging Spring

Spring in Town

The country ever has a lagging Spring,
Waiting for May to call its violets forth,
And June its roses–showers and sunshine bring,
Slowly, the deepening verdure o’er the earth;
To put their foliage out, the woods are slack,
And one by one the singing-birds come back…

William Cullen Bryant


This is yesterday’s deepening verdure. The winter rye is greening in front of the barn, tree buds are beginning to push forward and it is not only Juncos to the feeder.


BUT, Mother Nature has halted the verdant splendor and given us a more muted palate. Somehow, more quiet and composed.


Spring is most surely lagging in this northern state.






One thought on “Lagging Spring

  1. HI Washburnes!

    It has taken me a number of days to scroll through, view and read all the posts and I just now finished! Wow. Amazing. To have the vision and foresight that you have along with the incredible capability, talent and patience to convert the house into a home is very amazing to me. I so enjoyed seeing all the photos, watching the development & progress and reading all the captions and posts. Continued good luck to you. I’d love to see it in person sometime. Congratulations! Linda

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