Waiting and Watching


As I observed the green shoots
which pushed up amidst the
snow and Fall’s leaf remnants,
I waited and watched.

While elsewhere around the globe
bursts of yellow are apparent, it
is not the case here in my garden.
Watching the progress in photos,

it seems I shall not see the yellow
daffodils just yet. My heart was
happy as I observed the fat robins
searching for worms. The birdsongs

have increased in volume as well.
It seems they converse with one
another about how slowly things
emerge after a winter thaw.

Yellow offers hope. It is a
happy, uplifting color full of
gaiety, playfulness, merriment
and joy. The weather has turned

colder again as the struggle
continues between winter and
spring. The unexpected patches of
colors now surprise and delight.

Overnight, there will be apple
blossoms, buds on trees, yellow
daffodils galore. For now I content
myself with waiting and watching.

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15 Responses to Waiting and Watching

  1. JC says:

    Beautiful pictures!

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  2. Arno Bode,cologne,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,wieder ein wundervoller Beitrag zum kommenden Frühling.Es ist eine Faszination bewußt zu sehen wie die Natur aus der Winterphase erwacht.Meine Fotoaktivitäten werde ich in diesem Jahr mal mit besonderem Bewußtsein auf die Entwicklung der Natur ausrichten.Liebe Grüße Dein Arno

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    • Thank you again for such a thoughtful comment. Your pictures are through the lens of an artist. You could start your own blog with photos and descriptions or poetry. Nature brings us comfort and is always fascinating. Happy Easter! Mary Ann

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  3. BunKaryudo says:

    I think many of us await that first burst of yellow with great anticipation every year. Daffodils in particular are such a cheery sight after the bitter cold of winter.

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  4. Beautiful photos! You expressed my sentiments perfectly! 🙂

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    • How kind of you to say so. My niece Sally blogs from Costa Rica and is an excellent photographer. Some are her photos and others from me and my garden. I watch daily and the daffodils have not yet opened. So I am waiting. Thanks for the lovely comment and for visiting my blog.

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  5. Nothing says spring like YELLOW daffodils and forsythia. Oh I do like this post. Thank you. 🐞

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  6. Annika Perry says:

    Lovely poem and stunning Spring photos – I just came back from a beautiful albeit still wintry Sweden to the delicate yellow of daffodils and tulips in the UK – this poem so true. Magnolias here too are in full bloom and such a visual delight, although I feel they always bloom too briefly.

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    • I have thought of you often on your trip home to Sweden. We still have snow in our forecast, but spring is just around the corner. Thank you for the lovely comment on my poem and photos. I enjoy our conversations and look forward to new blog posts from you. If you read my current post about “Forsooth, Still Winter,” we probably have visions of what you had in Sweden with snow. Such is life. 🙂

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      • Annika Perry says:

        I loved reading that poem as well although we didn’t have the snow it was cold but sunny at times. I was surprised at the bird song though – so busy and alive – I felt they were trying to tell us something. I felt truly tropical today here, lunch outside and gardening – joy! Thank you for your warm thoughts, that means a lot. My post should be out tomorrow – my brain is catching up on the travels! Lovely to catch up with you.

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      • So good of you to write again. Rainy and mild now but snow again tonight. I’ll be able to be outside more soon as well. I look forward to the post. Hope you have lovely photos from Sweden.

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