The Arc of Spring

Creek with young growth.

We have reached the apogee of Spring early this year. The normal parabolic curve of quickening, leafing, and flowering has seemingly become exponential, rocketing to (perhaps) an early flame-out.

This picture is from the earliest days of the season, before the crazy warmth and the explosive growth. This quiet beginning, with only the smallest hints of color and tentative beginnings is much more what we are accustomed to. In its modesty and secret working, it has an intense beauty of its own.

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