Sunday, May 22, 2016

Welcome to the Jungle

These are the weird and wild days. "Global warming?" the skeptics decry, "WTF?" This spring has been extensive in days that are very cool---temperature wise.  I am not complaining.  I understand that this is an example of global warming, folks.  Usually our springs last a week or two and then we are into hot and humid summer where birds and frogs can barely breath the thick air, much less sing or croak.  


The forest has become a jungle with trees growing inches each day and letting their heavy branches drape like green shawls almost to the ground.  Even the volunteer jack-in-the-pulpit which grows beneath the blackberry bushes has out grown them by inches already!  And it has "pupped."

 
This year I could be standing on some planescape in a more Northern clime watching gauzy mist and ethereal clouds rolling in across gray green planes of wet vegetation.  I feel like that wanderlust lass in a romance novel waiting for her lover's ship to come in.   Then as the fog or mist lifts, ever so rarely, there are jewels of flowers with over-washed faces and limp hair-dos wondering what happened to the sun. 





It seems unfair that such rain makes everything so rich in growth and yet so beaten down with water.   I am not complaining, because I do not look forward to hot and humid.  But being of the Mediterranean gene pool, I do like to see the sun once in a while!

 

 

11 comments:

Mage said...

So beautiful. Here water restrictions have been lifted by a quarter, grass is greener, and a few homes have flowers instead of cacti or succulents.Today is a half sun day. :)

Marcie said...

Saw your post pop up on my blog reader and had to rush right over for an infusion of color. Was NOT disappointed. LOVE the irises. Mine are weeks away. Thank you for sharing yours!

Celia said...

Flowers bejeweled with raindrops, so fresh and inviting. My bunny ears grass just laid down flat in the rain but it has slowly picked itself back up this weekend. Wonderful photos.

joeh said...

I am sure global warming exists and it is man made, but perhaps there are other factors which may be mitigating and even reversing the man made problem. One can hope right.

Linda Reeder said...

Here we know about lush growth weighted down with raindrops. We are pleased that the rain and cooler weather have returned after some unseasonable warm days. We need to stay green as long as we can before the summer drought sets in.
But I can't say all of this nearly as beautifully as you did. Sigh.

Red said...

Whatever weather you have , your plants really like it. we are certainly getting weird weather. Global warming is real. When I flew over the Beaufort sea in the sixties in mid June it was mostly ice covered. now there is very little ice at that time of year.

messymimi said...

Rain can bring either beauty or destruction, it is amazing. Hope you get some sun today, and can enjoy those flowers in full light.

joared said...

You do have a way with words setting the tone for your colorful photos. I hadn't thought of jack-in-the-box in years. Living in the Great Lakes area in my youth I recall we welcomed their appearance as a sign spring was on the way. After a late season slight blanket of snow I woul hurry outside, anxious to see if they had survived. Usually they had.

ellen abbott said...

it's been flip flopping here. very mild winter, very hot March, but then cool fronts coming through as recently as a week or so ago. not now though, wake up and go outside and not even a hint of coolness. we've had rain off and on here for over a week with the first of the summer flowers getting battered.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Your pictures beautiful
and the weather
one day hot
and another turns cold
at the moment
rain coming down so hard
can hardly see out..

Snaggle Tooth said...

we have downy wood peckers that don't pose...