Monday, April 19, 2010

The Color Green


Spring is here and it is a lovely one, this year.  The days are getting longer and warmer and we are seeing the trees flowering in all their beauty and variety.  I don't know when, but green has become one of my dearest friends in the color palate.  I can't say when this happened, or why.  Maybe it's living in Wisconsin so long.  We seem to have six months of winter...

It's cold, you have to shovel, dig out your car, wear many layers of warm clothes that restrict your movement or risk frostbite and other unfortunate maladies.  And there's very little green to be seen anywhere.  Unless you go to the tropical paradise: Boltz conservatory at Olbrich Gardens...









A lovely spot to pretend it's not really winter for a while while you inhale the humid, fragrant aroma of the tropical blooms and listen to the birds as they call out and flit about, bright little jewels themselves.  I like to bring my camera along to remind myself that soon again, it will be green outdoors, with any luck...
The squills are out making a blue carpet in some places and just a small hello in others...
And soon the color green will be all over.  The trees, the shrubs, the flowers and the weeds!

Yay spring!

1 comment:

ParisBreakfasts said...

LOVE that picture of you(?) drawing by the side of the road and on the phone!
Is it still snowing there?