Monday, March 15, 2010

Romancing Spring’s Arrival

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Spring officially arrives on March 20th, and yes, I’m romancing Spring’s arrival... sort of... mostly.

In my neck of the woods, Spring is definitely announcing its glorious self. Yep, my tame prairie is slowly greening, the bright green blades of grass emerging strongly from beneath the huge clumps of brown, winter-dead grass--I’m against mowing, for the most part, although, paths are always nice. Since I live in a no-zone, out-of-the-way-place I’m not ruining anyone else’s property values. And I don’t think the cows next door care.

Most of all, the froggies are singing loudly and blissfully especially when it rains, or just sprinkles. Yes, the daffodils are springing up magnificently from beneath their deep bed of leaves, apparently happy with all the doggie poo fertilizing they’ve received.

The down side of Spring’s arrival, so far. Mud. My long gravel drive is winter-ravaged and now the recent rains have increased the mud factor, big time, making it a challenge to negotiate. This is also true for our gravel roads. You have to be a damn good driver, or drive at a snail’s pace. Actually, a good idea, given the slip-sliding conditions and the miniature ravines that shake, rattle and could ‘roll’ your car or van. A small all-terrain tank would be an excellent choice for travel.

Still, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Spring is springing. Nature is all around me, singing, chirping, flying and growing robustly. At every moment of every new day, all I have to do is look out my favorite window, open the door... and smile at what I see and smell... well, okay, the allergies are no fun, but I have natural remedies for that.

Yes, the bliss of Spring is all mine.

Or ~

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

And, here’s my newly penned Spring Flash ~

Khryn’s Golden Unicorn

Khryn watched the golden unicorn appear in Spring’s flowering meadow, arriving from the Mist Realm. Excitement and hope flapped her lacy crystalline wings rapidly, yet with complete silence. She crept around the Walnut tree’s trunk, peering more closely at the glorious beast, who grazed on the violets. If only she could move without detection for long enough, his gleaming golden back would be hers for as long as she wished to ride him. Well aware of how keen the unicorn’s senses were, Khryn dashed for the berry thicket, her speed like a breeze’s song. From bloom to leaf, she fluttered.

Her tiny form hidden by a cluster of daisy leaves, Khryn peeked out. Directly ahead, the unicorn’s beautiful sun-kissed tail swished with contentment. Her heart quickened it’s throb in celebration. She was close enough to wing astride him. Pausing, Khryn spider-webbed her senses seeking out the stallion unicorn’s mood. Uh-oh, he’d felt her mental scan. On impulse, determined, she flapped furiously soaring for his back as he raised his head, preparing to run. Flying with all her might, Khryn focused on fist-seizing his shimmering mane. Her legs settled on his back as he launched into a gallop. She clung, ecstatic.



May the March winds blow for you and not against you...


Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~


Savanna Kougar said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! and Happy Springtime!

Serena Shay said...

Ooh I love seeing life come back to the land. The greens and gentle colors of spring always make me smile. The allergens are no fun though.

Great flash! I wonder if the unicorn can change shape? They could make quite an unlikely pair. :)

Savanna Kougar said...

Oh, Serena, you know my mind too well. As I was writing it my brain started turning around possibilities of their 'romance'... although, I didn't start out with that idea... lol...

Bekki Lynn said...

That was beautiful, Savanna.

Spring is such a wonderful time of year despite the mud we're wrapped in right now.

They promise us weather which we can open windows and patio doors later this week. I'm holdin' them to it. Last Wednesday was such a day and it was wonderful have the fresh air in the house.

Savanna Kougar said...

Bekki, fresh air is the best! I always try to have a window open or cracked just to let in the air.

Celia Yeary said...

SAVANNA--very poetic and descriptive. I, too, live in a no-zoned area, with acreage and all kind of things around. I loved reading about your surroundings--somewhat different from mine, but I could see it. tThanks--Celia

Lindsay Townsend said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you, Savanna and to everyone!

I agree with Serena, Bekki and Celia - great flash!

Savanna Kougar said...

Celia, nothing like living where there's a sense of freedom along with the absolute beauty of the land. I can look in every direction and it's beautiful.

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Lindsay, thank you! May Springtime wrap you in its finest.