Sunday, April 12, 2009

HOW SWEET IT IS ...

How can I describe the arrival of Spring, here in Southern Quebec ?

Which words could I use to translate the feelings of letting Winter return from where it came from to let in warm sunshine that heats our hearts and our souls ?

Ah! the deafening sound of the peepers chanting all together in the pond while mating !

Oh! the white and grey colors of the landscapes turning into green and blue and yellow !

Ah! to finally be able to dig the soil, open it to breath and put your hands in its cool and humid mixture !

Oh! to be able to stay longer outside after supper and not have to turn the lights on inside at 4 o'clock in the afternoon !

Ah! the fields untouched by the farmers, laying there so quiet and peaceful and promising !

Oh! to find raw art created last fall before the first snow, left in place outside, so exciting, waiting to be caressed by our eyes again !

Oh!

Ah!

Pure happiness ...

9 comments:

Georgina said...

Lulu,

What beautiful country you're surrounded by! I live in the desert Southwestern U.S., among the Chriso (sp.) Bush that we call the smell of rain. When it rains, the bush puts out it's clean and crisp aroma. As for Spring here, it normally means dust storms, exchanging real estate with the state of New Mexico and the country, Mexico, but they haven't been as severe at most years.

We've been wearing summer clothes since February, a un-seasonal warm winter but around here you can have, wind, rain, snow, hale all in a matter of 48 hours during the Spring...that's just the way it is here. The summers get very hot, but around here it's very dry.

So "hola" from the wide open spaces of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Abrazos,
Georgina

Ooty said...

great pics Lulu!!
Happy spring time =0)

Kim Mailhot said...

Beautiful Quebec, in spring and in every season !

Vive le printemps !

Angela Recada said...

What a beautiful picture of Spring in Quebec you paint for us with your words! And the pictures are wonderful, too. I especially like the one with your cat looking out your window at the chickens.
:) Lovely, dear LuLu!

Amy Sullivan said...

~Oh~ BeautY~

~the picture of the peepers eggs~

:)
~amy~

aliceinparis said...

What a WONDERFUL essay! Love your pictures. Yes, Spring is an exciting time indeed:)

Giulia Mauri said...

Hi Lulu,
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Check it out!

Take Care,
Giulia

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