Friday, February 20, 2009

Tickled Pink

Raindrops on Roses.... (Click to enlarge) Posted by Picasa

"Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose
From out night's gray and cloudy sheath;
Softly and still it grows and grows,
Petal by petal, leaf by leaf."
~ Susan Coolidge

We don't have the long Christmas card winters with snow covered evergreens, brightly dressed snowmen or the diamond reflections of sun off the freshly fallen snow. In reality, we only have one or two shots a year at a REAL snow, and even then only four or five inches at most. The end of December and the month of January are two most likely snow months. This year we had a cold spell and a REAL threat of a snow event; 80% chance of three to five inches. In fact, it seemed to be such a sure thing that schools were called off ahead of time.... and then...... NOTHING! NO SNOW! Nothing but cold and wind!

This is how it goes around here.... cold, windy, gray with temperatures in the 30's one day and then.... 75 degrees and sunny the next... followed by another day of temps in the 30's and 40's. We are teased and tormented by both.... not cold enough for snow and not warm enough for a long enough period of time to work outside. Today was like that... 62 degrees but breezy. I did get the roses cut back and the root balls of the fall mums replanted from the pots into the front flower bed. Now the temperature has fallen into the 40's and the winds have turned back around to the north... and tomorrow, a high in the 40's AGAIN!

I miss the warm pink blush of the rose.... soon, very soon!

Submitted to Thursday Challenge for topic "pink".

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