Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Need of Green

Green...the color can conjure so many pictures, smells, feelings.
Green is my favorite color.
Green, to me, is soulful.
Verdant, grassy, lush, sprouting, leafy, foliate, flourishing, budding...
all words that connote greenness.

It is that time of year, when green feels so remote...so far away...
missing from our world for all too long.

I am suffering from green deficit...
my world a canvas of subtle browns and grays.

And so...yesterday I took a walk...
a walk in search of green.


Down the driveway I headed, to the fork in the road.
The right fork heads to the barn and the animals,
the left to the road and the duck pond.

I headed to the pond, searching for green.
A little moss in the woods....



but, still, not enough green to satisfy.



Where the spring bubbles out from under the old log cabin I found a 
wonderful concentration of green.



Oh, how I longed to jump into that green-surrounded pool
and bury my fingers in the grass....
taking deep breaths of freshly produced oxygen and chlorophyl.
A clear head prevailed, however.
It is, after all, still winter and a bit icy for jumping into spring water.

Apparently Oakley and Sam don't agree on that point.
As I turned and headed to the pond, they had just returned home from a run with Hubbs,
and both of them jumped right into the pond to cool off!



Back on land, with excess water shaken off their coats,



we headed back up the driveway to home.
I had had my dose of green and the boys had had an adventure.



Up closer to the house, I looked around the Rooster coop for our roos
(the only two remaining of the Frat Pack).



Not seeing them, I opened the door to their coop.


Silly old fellows.... 4:30 is a bit early for bedtime, don't you think?
They spend their days visiting the bird feeders by the house,
trampling in the woods,
and hanging out in the garage.
Not a very exciting existence with no women to chase...
no wonder they head to bed as soon as the sun begins its descent.

PS....

Hubbs suggested that I get an x-ray of "the finger" as the swelling had not
decreased all week,
so, yesterday I stopped by the orthopedic office and had a quick picture taken.
Fractured, indeed.


But what was even more amazing was the joint beneath the fracture.
Apparently there are certain parts of my body that are 90 years old!
Yuck!! (arthritis....a lifetime of using my hands!)

Goodbye February....not sorry to see you go!!

16 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

did they splint the finger or does it heal on it's own? i don't even want to think about what my insides look like! is snow heading your way?

jean said...

Oooo, OUCH!! No wonder your finger is so swollen. Green is a favorite of mine, too. I never tire of it. Your place is lovely, though, even in winter. BTW, thanks so much! for the gluten free recipe cinnamon rolls! I will be trying it this weekend. The website it took me to looks like it will be a handy one for me. Thanks, again, Beverly! Hope your day goes well and that finger gets better.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

We have our green now and this summer it will all be brown. I had hoped the green would keep getting more lush, but we are heading into a drought situation and it's not looking hopeful. Lots of rain in December, then not much since. Drought always worries me.

Cindy said...

I feel the same way about the lack of green right now. I keep looking out for the crocuses. They are slowly coming up.
Sorry to hear that you finger has not healed yet. Must be painful still to do your chores. Take it easy and have a great day. It's almost spring!

Karen Bates said...

I am missing green, my fav color too but most of all I miss the sun!

Wow, that is some ex ray...do you have to splint it? Ugh.

Susannah said...

Yes, I was wondering about your poor finger, too? What do they do about it? I did look so very sore. I am glad February is gone!!!!!

Susannah

West Family Farm said...

You would enjoy North Texas this time of year. We have green sprouting everywhere. Something about being surrounded by green feels good. -Carole

Patty Sumner said...

Love your little pops of green...I am craving green and yellows and pinks and reds and all the colors of Spring....Bring it on! Love your dogs...I have a choc lab and your farm is beautiful...I am so going to do a chicken coup...yes, I am! Take care of that finger.. not much they can do for a broke finger..splint it up and back to work...feel your pain on the arthritis...I have it too....Have a good one and Blessings!

Patty Sumner said...

Love your little pops of green...I am craving green and yellows and pinks and reds and all the colors of Spring....Bring it on! Love your dogs...I have a choc lab and your farm is beautiful...I am so going to do a chicken coup...yes, I am! Take care of that finger.. not much they can do for a broke finger..splint it up and back to work...feel your pain on the arthritis...I have it too....Have a good one and Blessings!

Sandra said...

Ouchey :o(
At my advanced age and arthritis I often hate a picture of my insides as much as one of my outside. :o)

The color green for your spirit and an anti-inflammatory for the inside.
Your ready for Spring, indeed.

C-ingspots said...

You're very fortunate to have so much land to go for walks on. I loved your walk! Around here, we have an overwhelming amount of green. We have cool weather grasses and with all the rain, EVERYTHING is green!!! I have another word to add to your "green words" collection. WET. How about Oregon? Come on over, I'll give you your green fix. We get dry towards the middle-end of summer, but then fall rolls around all too quickly and back to green again. You're right about that x-ray, pretty gnarly looking joint. Shows you're a working woman. :)

Missy George said...

I too am a lover of green...grass that is :) You did a bang up job on your finger..literally. The arthritis is quite a surprise altho you tend to abuse your body..This morning started out bright and sunny..Look mat it now..Snow showers..Hope you're having a good day...

Mary Ann said...

I'm with you, I'm glad to see it go, too!

Rebecca said...

Oh dear. I am sorry about your finger. What does one do for a fractured finger?

Beverly said...

Time heals all....and a little splint to protect it from untoward incidents.

Thanks all for your concern. It's just a little thing, really. A little better every day.

Lynne said...

Darn arthritis! Working with the hands does it? Your roads and trails look and sound like great places to walk!

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