I Bought Spring…


The snow was falling.

The weatherman was announcing that winter would be extended in Canadaland several + + + more weeks.



I bought spring.

And the clerk, whose palm I crossed with loonies and toonies, folded it in green tissue.

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Wrapped it in cellophane.

Tied it with a yellow ribbon.

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And slid it over the counter.

I grabbed spring and ran.

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That’s what we Northern Girls do when we’re hanging by our last winter nerve.


You would have done the same.

I know it.

Hump Day. Spring right over it.


Note: These clicks were totally experimental. I wanted to see if I could get the completely wrapped tulips through the cellophane. They remind me ever so much of watercolor, which is one of my favorite art mediums.

9 thoughts on “I Bought Spring…

  1. Humpy Hap Day to you, too, Elen. A friend mused that she doesn’t know what to wish for as far as the end of the winter – a quick all in one go thaw and flood, or the slow receding of the pile of snow – which means June before we see green. Ah well. Enjoy your day!


  2. I like these photos a great deal. And I have been subsisting for these last several months on cut flowers . . .


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