Tuesday, March 6, 2012

peas and banjos

I can not wait for that blessed in-between of spring and summer, where I fall asleep under three quilts to the sound of rain under open windows. To mornings where I see my breath in the house, but wear sandals to work, and the heat of morning jog is all you need to wake up the body. I can't wait for snap pea vines to curl and flower and the spring equinox twang of my banjo, where I play slow and clumsy waltzed buzzed on homebrew. Makes you want to buy a hammock and put a sleeping bag in it under a drop cloth. Sway and sing, impervious to the change around you.


Blogger Jamie said...

Ah, you sure do have a way with words. Thanks :) I needed this tonight.

March 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait either, it's one of those golden times of the year!


March 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The finest time of the year,until fall come around and you can do it all over again!

March 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The finest time of the year,until fall come around and you can do it all over again!

March 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger karental said...

Got a new seed catalog, eh, Jenna?

March 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger PattyW said...

Or with some clumsy cello serenade!

March 6, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night was the first I heard the froggies ringing in spring. Love it!

March 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger blind irish pirate said...

Darn right.

March 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger pawsfurme said...

I was wondering when I'd see a picture of a pea shoot. :)
I have baby Nigerian goats due within a day or 2 and my mom pulled out her seed packets and started setting up peat pots.

March 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Idyllic! I'm looking forward to sleeping outside again, also.

March 6, 2012 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Can hardly wait. Building more raised beds in the yard and planning a fruit orchard. Looks like we've been doing right by our soil according to everything I'm reading. AND I found a travelintoday mill to help turn these too big trees into wood for all my projects:). Who would have thought that I could still do that!

March 7, 2012 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Kelpie and Collie said...

Lambs? Do you think you will have any lambs?

March 7, 2012 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Spring is one of the loveliest times in Texas, but also the most dramatic! When the (frequent) storms roll in, it might as well be armageddon! Black skies, pounding, sideways rain, giant hail, 50 mph wind, tornadoes, trees down, power out...all normal and expected. Or, it just starts raining and rains for WEEKS, nonstop. But the days between, when the sun shines and the grass and sky are electric green and blue and the air is cool and fragrant with new growth...those moments are pure magic. Everyone, human and animal, stands outside with closed eyes and lets the sun wash over them, and it feels like forgiveness. There's no better time to be here.

March 7, 2012 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger jenben said...

Aaahhhh...sweet spring :)

March 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...


March 7, 2012 at 10:56 PM  
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March 7, 2012 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

The amazing imagery in this awakens in me both the lover of spring and the lover of language. Brava!

March 8, 2012 at 6:05 AM  

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