Thursday, April 27, 2006

Spring Comes to the Farm


I used to wonder why so many old standards have lyrics waxing bittersweet about spring. I don't wonder anymore. Spring is beautiful, and almost always welcome, but it has a way of making one aware of what's been lost.

However, today I took my camera out in search of what I could find. My best find was a gathering of little plum trees that have sprung up in back of the two big ones. They were all in bloom together.

My worst find was the dreaded tent caterpillar. I don't think I've ever seen so many tents. They're all small because the season has just begun. The caterpillars are only about a quarter-inch long. But I'm sure they grow quickly! I took down as many as I could reach with a very long stick. It was frustrating to have to pass up so many up high. I'm usually very much against using chemicals, but in this case I wished I had a can of bug spray with a 20-foot reach.

3 comments:

Eros Paradise said...
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Eros Paradise said...

nice shot see you at Robndeld

Darius said...

Whether being reminded of what's lost means environmentally - remembrance of springs past, so to speak - or the reminder spring somehow brings as you get older that you only get to see so many springs, I know what you mean.

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