Due to the current heat wave, the most comfortable way to view the spring progression is online rather than outdoors where the air stifles and human limbs go limp.
Due to the current heat wave, the most comfortable way to view the spring progression is online rather than outdoors where the air stifles and human limbs go limp.
The pace of change dizzies. Saturday's photos are obsolete on Sunday.
The pace of change dizzies. Saturday’s photos are obsolete on Sunday.
Missing from the photos, of course, is the spice of wild leeks under your fingernails from picking a few for supper's potato-leek soup.
Missing from the photos, of course, is the tang of wild leeks under your fingernails from picking a few for a supper of potato-leek soup,
the feel of the leaf veins,
the feel of the leaf veins,
and the context of wildflowers blooming
and the context within which wildflowers bloom hotly
beneath the giants - but not for long, since the shade-making canopy burgeons
there beneath the giants – but not for long, not ever, but certainly not in this July weather.

 

 

 

 

The trees are released!  At Nebraska Knoll, even though there is considerable preliminary or mopping-up work at the edges, sugar season itself spans from the day tapping begins to the day the last tap is pulled and every last tubing line is rinsed. Yesterday! No one will miss the urgent industrial hum of the vacuum pump.

Dutchman's Britches, OR, Busy Housewife
Dutchman’s Breeches, OR, The Busy Little Housewife

 

“We’ve known all along that it’s a cure-all,” writes one reader. Several readers have sent me links to articles on the latest in maple research into why maple syrup is good for you. (Oh why does everything you put into your mouth in America have to be considered good or bad for your health?) For your Sunday newspaper reading pleasure, here is one article:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/07/maple-syrup-will-cure-everything.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailybeast%2Farticles+%28The+Daily+Beast+-+Latest+Articles%29

Trillium
Trillium

 

Sunday poem:  Since sugar season is now in the past, it’s appropriate to print a poem sent by a reader:

J’adore le passé.
C’est tellement
plus reposant que le présent.

Et
beaucoup plus fiable que l’avenir.

 Schnitzler, Le Ronde (1950)

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Fast Forward

  1. “And so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts. His sisters and his cousins whom he reckons by the dozens and his aunts.” (Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore). Thank you, and you’re welcome. A-

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