Friday, April 13, 2007

Dead, Dead, all Dead

The world around me is dead.

All the lovely spring flowers and trees that I raved about 2 weeks ago are dead. The newly leafed roses are dead. The maple leaves are dead. The willow leaves are dead. The lilies are dead. The pretty white flowering bush in my front yard is dead. The lilac buds are dead before they bloomed. The wheat it U-gly. (Or so I hear.)

It is so depressing.

If there is anything I hate more than winter, it is the return of winter when spring has already sprung. It destroyed a whole season and we won't get it back for a year.

If it comes back.

I don't see how the bulbs can properly do their thing with no live greenery to feed them. I don't see how my trees will leaf.

You should see them. All lifeless and droopy, those teeny little leaves.

Surely God knew the weather would be weird sometimes and has a contingency plan. That's what I keep telling myself. I've never been through a summer when there were no leaves on the trees and surely this has happened before. But my little brain can't see it. Especially when my favorite part, the flowers, won't return.

I'm thinking that my favorite part might be the leaves, though. I've just taken them for granted. Because the thought of a leaf free summer is so depressing.


Charlene Driggers said...

Nature is tough. The tulips that stood in the snow, continued to show their colors all week. I even noticed that several that hadn't bloomed before the snow were still standing and looking like they were getting ready to bloom.

Pam said...

We have the same thing here, spring teased us and then winter came back. :(