Friday, March 23, 2012

SPRING'S EARLY BLUSH – Winsome or Worrisome?

The bold strokes of their branches already applied, trees welcome the pointillist's dappling, for now but a thin veil of vibrant color.

This barely-unfurling, still-becoming green is tender, innocent, as yet unspoiled by the unseemly dust and grime of urban summer. 

And oh, for just this moment, how it glows against still-gray bark and branch of other, envious trees!

(This revisits a reflection I first posted last year—on May 20! While I work very hard to make sure each of my posts is fresh and unique, this one just cried out for a second look, since the very same trees have donned the very same garb this year, but two months earlier.)


savvy kenya said...

I think it's worrying because maybe we are actually witnessing the climate changes due to global warming?

Jeffrey Willius said...

Thanks, savvy -- Are you seeing any signs of possible global warming there in Kenya?
I hate to jump to conclusions based on what could be simply normal variations in climate that have happened forever. But when one sees so many obvious changes over such a long period of time, it's hard not to worry.
I feel, in this case, that a little too much caution in addressing the situation is better than too little.

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