“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


A Springtime Dance with Trees

Twirling under the tulip tree.

We were serenaded by a mockingbird at lunch,
and another mockingbird sang the sun down.

And yes, this is exactly the kind of day it was today,
full of sunshine and a blue blue sky,
my thirsty skin guzzling the vitamin D,
mid 70s on the thermometer making it delicious
downright pleasant to sit away from the shade,
following the sun like a cat.
Rain tomorrow they say,
but today there was none
today makes it all okay.
Pear trees are popping out white all over town
it is just spring, y'all,
no waiting anymore,
even though it's not yet official
another 10 degrees would be perfection.
Maggie the cat has been outside all day
is outside still;
Lily the cat also,
though not all day.
I opened the back door at work
to let her spend a few moments basking,
and found myself keeping her company for a bit,
leaning a chair against a wall
just sitting with no thoughts,
not even those of spring.
just sitting with the sun


  1. A perfect day! What a great shot that is! Envious that nothing is in bloom yet here.

  2. i love this photograph and your gorgeous energy in this post! Spring, alas!

  3. You make me wish I was sitting next to you and the Lily cat ,basking in the sun. Mad love for the tulip tree pic. :)


  4. ohhhhh....swoon !
    a 70 degree day with no thoughts....I need one of those :)

  5. beautiful spring blur, sounds like a heavenly day.

  6. i'm craving the sunshine too - soaking it in every chance i get. rain today will do the buds and blossoms good.

  7. this photo actually makes me dizzy...but that is what i love about it! you perfectly captured the spin.
    and the spirit.

  8. Paula - I will blow some blossoms off to the west for you.

    Susan - Muchas gracias. Shall I blow some blossoms your way also? :)

    Graciel - It was quite pleasant. Your presence would've made it even more so - another leg for Lily to rub against.

    Beth - Another today, with humidity and the storms not yet here.

    Suvarna - It was heavenly! Impossible to not twirl! :)

    syw - Me too. Remember that Beatles song, "I'll Follow the Sun"? Been humming it for a couple of days now.

    mrs m - It made me dizzy when I took it. But it's springtime and that in itself is dizzying and wonderful! Thank you!

    :) Debi

  9. What a fabulous, fabulous spring photo. Thanks for bringing spring closer to me.
    Wishing for you so many more moments as this
    "leaning a chair against a wall
    just sitting with no thoughts,
    not even those of spring."

  10. Oh, but today, this very day...in a couple of hours, pacific time, it will be official.


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