Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The color of Spring is blue?

My Better Half reported this morning, upon returning from a predawn dog walk, she had heard a Canada goose. That would be a first for this season and another sign of impending Spring. Lest we forget, this is Minnesota. Here's what Spring looked like on April 19, 2013, followed by April 4 of last year.

Minnesota's version of April showers
Minnesota's version of April showers
Photo by J. Harrington

April showers in Minnesota, redo
April showers in Minnesota, redo
Photo by J. Harrington


Now, as a counter to all that white, here are today's shades of green:

And here's a glimpse of what I believe may be My Minnesota's favorite Spring color, open water blue. It's not easily covered by snow flakes:

blue skies, blue water,  Spring on the St. Croix River
blue skies, blue water,  Spring on the St. Croix River
Photo by J. Harrington

The River

By Gregory Orr 
I felt both pleasure and a shiver
as we undressed on the slippery bank
and then plunged into the wild river.

I waded in; she entered as a diver.
Watching her pale flanks slice the dark
I felt both pleasure and a shiver.

Was this a source of the lake we sought, giver
of itself to that vast, blue expanse?
We’d learn by plunging into the wild river

and letting the current take us wherever
it willed. I had that yielding to thank
for how I felt both pleasure and a shiver.

But what she felt and saw I’ll never
know: separate bodies taking the same risk
by plunging together into the wild river.

Later, past the rapids, we paused to consider
if chance or destiny had brought us here;
whether it was more than pleasure and a shiver
we’d found by plunging into the wild river.


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