Timing is everything in the spring. If bulbs sending up green shoots are confronted with freezing temperatures at the wrong moments, their fresh growth can perish. I photographed the appearance of garlic and daffodil shoots in March and April, but neither have progressed–due to a switch from warmer weather to snow and cold. I covered the garlic with a frost blanket and cross my fingers for future daffodils.
As spring progresses, my first instinct is to wish for flowers…I wrote a poem for the daffodil shoots:
through frost and chill
stretch upwards to green, then
yellow, flourish sweet daffodils,
Then I thought, encouraging premature growth may be unwise…so I wrote a poem urging the fresh garlic shoots to proceed with caution:
for a perfect moment,
then proudly show your destiny,
My poems are cinquains inspired by Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge #25: ‘Cinquain’. I am also linking to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Future’ –as buds and green shoots inspire hope for future beauty.
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