Such Great Heights & Perfect Lilacs

“They will see us waving from such great heights,

‘Come down now,’ They’ll say.

But everything looks perfect from far away…

‘Come down now.’

But we’ll stay………”

That little snippet is from the fabulous band, “The Postal Service.”  Oddly enough, my 14 year old son and I have a few bands in our collective favorites list that overlap!  How wonderful is that?  No arguing about what music will be played on car trips!  While he prefers the original “indie-techno” recording by the Postal Service… I’m kinda partial to the version recorded by Iron and Wine.  It’s a much slower, more folksy, acoustical rendition…. Anyway, it’s a great song!

Oh… and these are my perfect lilacs.  I snapped this photo this morning while laying flat on my back in the grass!   Blue skies above today. 

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Why is this happening?

On Monday, it was so warm I actually had to dig out a pair of Capri pants…. I HATE wearing shorts, but it was so warm, I actually could have… if I had wanted to, that is!  Today, my finger tips are numb and there is about an inch of snow on the ground.  Yesterday, I cut down most of the daffodils and brought them inside.  I’d rather see their sunny beauty in a vase on my kitchen counter than wilted on the ground.  Uggghhh!  The poor shivering blossoms on my flowering cherry LOOK exactly the way I FEEL…. shriveled, closed, and cold.  They do look just like tiny little flowing faerie skirts though, don’t they?  Hmm…. inspiration, even from this frigid mess of an April day.

Looks like the Easter Bunny will be hiding the eggs around the living room this year! 

The color of the sky is grey as I can see through the blinds.
Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again
Shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather.
A quiver in my voice as if I might cry,
A cold and a rainy day.
Where on earth is the sun hid away?
A cold and a rainy day I shiver, quiver, and try to wake.”                        

~”The Weather” 10,000 Maniacs, 1987