It’s easy to get obsessed with signs of spring, since there are so few of them here on Deer Isle this year.
It’s May 6, and I’m still wearing wool socks while my friends in metro Washington, D.C., torment me with Facebook images of cherry blossoms and azaleas along with complaints of 90 degree weather.
The Portland Press Herald tries to put a positive spin on the weather forecast:
Enjoy the sun today; we won’t see it for a while
That’s for sure.
Two nice days lie ahead, sandwiched between damp weather patterns.
By ‘damp weather patterns’ they mean several weeks of cold, overcast, rainy, foggy, dreary weather.
You don’t need the news media to forecast the weather here in Stonington. Here’s how to do it, per one of our neighbors:
Signs of Spring
Here on Deer Isle the grass did get green, and the occasional crocus and daffodil peek out along the stone walls.
In between rain showers I’ve been outside looking up to find the ultimate signs of spring: those lovely green leaves. I found wonderful things, and I’ve been having a blast posting them on Instagram.
I went a little crazy with the filter on this one:
This one is from the tree on Pres du Port’s front lawn.
It was so encouraging to see this tree starting to leaf out a few days ago:
These guys have a little longer to go.
I took all these photos with my cellphone and altered them with Instagram filters. I think they show that art is as much about seeing as it is about what you do with what you see.