Friday, March 23, 2012

When Did That Happen?

Pop
Pop Pop Pop
Pop Pop Pop Pop 
Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop
Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop 
Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop
The
Leaves
On 
My 
Tree
Popped
Out
Today!

I'm a spring checker.  Constantly on the look out for the signs that winter is over and spring has truly arrived.  I peek under leaf cover for signs of my honeysuckle coming up.  My little patch of violets are blooming. The peonies are peeking through and the Black-eyed Susans are four inches high!

So how did I miss the leaves on the maple tree?  Really. I know they weren't there yesterday!


10 comments:

  1. I love your word art :). How cool! I'm a spring-watcher too. As a matter of fact, I wrote a similar piece last week and it just didn't come together so I tabled it. Yours is awesome :). It makes me happy inside...
    b

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  2. I love both your posts, Deb, but especially the one about Noah's Ark-the name is so clever, and your love of all the 'animals' so shines through. (I have daffodils blooming!)

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  3. When did the Bradford blossoms turn into leave is what I'm wondering? How quickly Mother Nature is moving this year. We have lilacs and dogwoods blooming. They aren't suppose to for another couple of weeks. Love your tree!

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  4. OOH, love the tree-shaped poem, with the "pop"s and the color and the exclamation on the "bark"! So cheery and creative!

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  5. I'm a spring checker too. Spring is probably my favourite season. Everything comes to life, including lovely concrete poems about maple trees! So lovely.

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  6. In the blink of an eye or so it seems. The redbuds appeared that way for me. Happy Spring.

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  7. Yes, our maple tree came alive today!! The spring checking is out of control this year. Then it finally rained today. What will be out tomorrow? Love, love, love your tree.

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  8. What you did with the color in this concrete poem is just spectacular! The fade in reminds me of the way spring sort of springs up on us.

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  9. So glad spring is here, but not happy about this never ending rain we've been having.

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  10. Love the shape and color of this! I was just reading "Old Elm Speaks" yesterday. This made me think of that book.

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