Remember me, try to remember
I am that laughing man with eyes like leaves.
When you think that winter will never end,
I will come.
~ Excerpted from The Green Man by Lauren Raine
Every spring there comes a morning when I go out for my walk and think, “The Green Man was here last night!” Today is that day this year.
Although I know from my daily walks that the greening doesn’t happen overnight, today it seemed as if it had. Suddenly and all at once, the trees were leafing out and the grass was the most amazing shade of green.
We have had rain here for the past two days or so, and everything looks so lush and full of life.
The cherry trees are losing their blossoms and the ground is covered with the soft, white petals. Other trees and shrubs are blooming now, and the scent of their flowers fills the air.
We had super high tides yesterday that flooded the woods. I put on my boots and sloshed through the water on the trail, making my way out to the dock, part of which was under the rushing water. I said a silent “thank you” to the person who built the dock. They did a good job. It’s very sturdy. I could see how powerful the water was, but couldn’t feel it on the dock.
I’m afraid I don’t have any photos of the flooding to show you. It was raining, and I didn’t take the camera with me. You can probably picture it in your mind, water flowing through the pines and cedars, covering the woodland trail, green blades of tall grass sticking out here and there.
That’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week has been going well. They say the clouds will clear out later today. It might be a good day to watch the sunset from the Point. I meant to go down there during the storm. Rumor had it the waves were high, but I didn’t get a chance to see them. It’s much calmer today. Let’s meet at the Point. Sunset is at 7:54 PM. Wear your wellies. It’s pretty wet out there. You probably won’t need a jacket. It’s in the 80’s and fairly humid.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Note: My first (and Freshly Pressed) post on the Green Man can be found here.