Wednesday, March 10, 2010

as hard frost rises through the warming earth


lifts its ham-handed extremities

to paint tires and boots a slurpy brown


Elenka said...

OK...ummm... to photograph this...YOU were standing in the mud?
I remember those days...I loved having a dirt driveway with a little ribbon of green grass down the center....until this time of year.
It's tar now.

Sunny said...

It's that season again! So join me in a chorus from the Hippoptamus song...
"Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let me wallow in glorious mud!"
Sunny :)

Sharon Creech said...

I like the way you revealed the whole 'story' in scenes!

B SQUARED said...

Time for one of those coin car washes. Maybe, twice a day.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is really beautiful.That young man is brave to face all that dirt with an adorable touch of gentleman.Lucky girl!
I think a gentleman is something difficult to find nowadays.
And...both are beautiful in these pictures!

Sharon said...

Not only mud, but I bet it was slippery too!

magiceye said...

:) lovely!

glenda said...

Wow! haven't seen mud like that in years. Enjoyed Sunny's poem.

Magpie said...

I haven't seen mud like this since I lived in Payson. He's such a gentleman!

Kate said...

He doesn't have a cloak to spread before his lady's feet, but what a guy!!

Hilda said...

Eek. I don't think I want to see your laundry room right now.

Sweet man.

VP said...

Love your 'screenplay', but I'm not keen on mud...

lizziviggi said...

Oh my, and look at all the people wearing light-colored pants! I think I'd play it safe and go brown for the next couple weeks. So happy for you that you're seeing the end of the snowy season, though! And whadda guy, whadda guy. She ought to "hang onto him."

Birdman said...

Yup! It's coming up on that mud-lucious time of years around here too. It's mud season.

Jacob said...

Oh, yuk! I do remember those days from my years in Minneesota!

I don't remember carrying anyone through the mud, though.

Re Ocala DP - those, my dear, are cows you see. Grazing on the plain. They belong to the ranch bought by the developer who built On Top of The World and who sold Del Webb/Pulte the land for Stone Creek.

This huge swath of land west of Ocala proper was a huge ranch for many years.

We are fearful that at some point in the future, the land upon which the cows now graze will be used to put up more houses.

Of course, we'll no doubt be dead by then...still...

Jacob said...

Re - Cedar Key...the answer to your question is "yes." Methinks I took that photo just about a year ago...well, it may have been in April...

But it's 80 and sunny today so things will be popping up all over!

√ Abraham said...

The slurpy brown in one part of April (April showers bring May flowers) that I don't like much but we don't have a dog now so I don't have to worry about muddy dog tracks in the house.

Bob Crowe said...

in Just-
when the world is mud-
luscious the little lame baloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddyandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old baloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and


baloonMan whistles

- e e cummings

slim said...

I see that the season is changing to that 5th one that I'm thankful we miss around here.

Wonderful photo essay, bc. I hope you were in a car capturing this or had a long telephoto.

Amin said...

Beautiful post,Dear Friend.

Small City Scenes said...

Yikes!!! MB

Malyss said...

Not the prettiest color of spring!!

Carraol said...

Nice set of shots like a reportage, Winter good bye!

Virginia said...

Ewwwww~ Great series of shots and text to match.

Amin said...


JM said...

Very cool sequence!