Spring finally arrived in Indiana last week. I feel as though I waited an eternity for it. My heart has been longing for blue skies and butterflies and fields of tulips! In fact, here are a couple of lovely images that reflect my hearts anticipation for upcoming April, one of my favorite months following a long cold winter. The first is Beth’s photo of a beautiful field of Lupine in the San Juan Mountains of South West Colorado. The second is a canvas we made for Ameer. He says: “It was an early spring evening in the US Botanic Garden in front of the US Capitol. Lying down on the ground, I was able to get the sun illuminating the tulips without making it a dark silhouette. This is one of my favorite shots. It takes me back there in a flash, every time I see it!” Yes, spring sweet spring!
But ah…Beth and Ameer, though these were the very scenes I expected this first week of spring…it seems that I was fooled! (April Fool’s Day is less than a week away!) You see, just to prove how unpredictable Indiana weather can be, I am experiencing a strong and stubborn blizzard-like blast of Arctic cold and snow! Kristi’s photo of her summer home in winter is much like the view from my forest cabin here in Southwestern Indiana. Or the image of the snow trees of Alaska that Victoria sent us. Both are spectacular winter scenes, but much too chilling for me. I was hoping the month of March would truly come in like a tiger and go out like a lamb, but so much for that. Maybe the crocuses will begin blooming on April 1st. Now that would turn the tables on old man winter, wouldn’t it!
I always like to joke that whether the weather be good, or whether the weather be not, we’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather…whether we like it or not! Mom