Slice of Life /31 Waiting

Cold SpringIMG_7078

Mud season frozen

Beds stand silent

Nothing stirs


Ground thaws slowly

Roots gather moisture

Bulbs swell with growth

Not yet visible


Spring crawls outIMG_7076

As Maple trees flower

Tiny buds appear on branches

The green of chives shoots up


Alert to shapes and shadows

From early morning sun

Crips edges of long gone plants

Soggy mush of melting puddles


We stand waiting for theIMG_7075

Sound of peepers

The smell of decaying  leaves

Thawing soil  and the warmth of sun!


A poem to end this challenge – for poetry is indeed a challenge for me.

Thanks again everyone. I plan to reconnect after a short break.

Spring will come with all its glory, and color to brighten our lives! (I am sure)

I promise photos of the garden once it has come out of its winter sleep!

Until spring arrive here are images from last years first flowers!




About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Slice of Life /31 Waiting

  1. Ramona says:

    Love that you shared a glimpse of last year’s color. We are totally into spring, but I realize Minnesota is another story. Following your gardening adventures is pure pleasure for me. I remember the slice about the potting party at your house (hope that was this year).

  2. What a wonderful reminder to look for spring outside in the nature we too often take for granted 🙂
    Happy April 🙂

  3. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon! Thank you For all of the wonderful slices – it’s been a pleasure! To be continued….

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