Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{Breathing in April}

In Minnesota we talk about the weather.  Some of it is polite, surface conversation.  But when you live here you realize that this weather talk can be deep.  As we all start coming out of hibernation and breathing in spring we all agree this has been a long winter.  It may sound like shallow conversation but in this statement we are all just rejoicing in the freedom to sit on the front porch, to shoo the kids outside to play indefinitely, to reconnect with the neighbors in the street.  To just feel the sun shine on our faces.  We might get some snow on Friday but today it will be 70 degrees.  The ice just went out on our nearest lake and I feel so much joy.  I just love it here.

The following photos were taken last Friday.  By today there is green everywhere!  The changes are amazing.    


JDS said...

All of those pictures are good, but the one of the geese is genuinely amazing. I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about how the grass looks almost white gives the photo an "otherworldly" kind of appearance.

Anita Johnson said...

Hi Alyson,
Minnesota looks much like Wisconsin. Someone even thought I had added sepia to my photos as an effect. The grass is finally green and wildflowers are coming, but the buds are stubborn...nothing yet. What a long winter!

Stacey said...

I hope you enjoyed our MN sun today!!! Finally!!! :-)