Photo above is my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran, Company C, First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.

Mom and Dad had antecedents on both sides of that bloody conflict. Counties were split, towns were split, and families were split. It was never as simple as being the north versus the south.

The Preacherman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to shoot." The Gunman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Bible and learn how to pray."

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Friday, April 4, 2014

No spring flowers yet in our area of northern Illinois





Despite the calendar saying that we are two-weeks into spring, the sepia melancholy of winter hangs on.  There is no spring yet for us. “Verdant” is not a word anyone would use to describe our neighborhood landscapes, “Nuclear waste spill aftermath” would be a better fit.  Some daffodils have broken through the crust but there are scant few buds yet.  Most evergreens suffered through winter’s cold and snow with little visible damage, the exception being Dwarf Alberta Spruce trees, most of which showed substantial winter burn.

Perhaps Gaia will be kinder to us after another couple of weeks. 


4 comments:

Pumice said...

Since Gaia considers humans pollution, I would not count on future mercy.

Grace and peace.

Glenn B said...

Some Crocus popped up in our backyard last week and a few more did so this week. Imagine Gaia being so munificent to we human pollutants as to grace us with them. They sure are fleeting beauty.

Ruth said...

Yah, thats what mine looks like, though I did spot some crocus buds in their beds yesterday!

THE FISHING MUSICIAN said...

Down here in my part of Texas, we're barely getting enough rain to get by, and roadsides are green with bluebonnets everywhere. But the drought looms large still as so many of our reservoirs are so low, and it would take a year or so of steady rain to get us back near normal. And that doesn't look likely.

Mr. Positive