Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scavenger Hunt

Snow glitters in the blinding azure sky, flurrying and fluttering.  Curiously, there is not a cloud to be seen.  Four year old Lizzy clumps to the backyard.  Her mudruckers are on the wrong feet.  She stomps through bronze grass, searching.  Lizzy peers under silver leaves.  What's hiding under there?

Crocus peek out.

"Look, Mommy!  Spring!"

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Linking up with Write at the Merge this week.  A 55-word story inspired by the words "a snow fall" and "a secret revealed".  Our household is anxiously awaiting Spring to come out of hiding!



22 comments:

  1. My pink impatiens in my kitchen window are blooming- three blossoms! Makes me feel like spring... we are ready here too!

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    1. Our geranium that we wintered in our bedroom is almost up to the ceiling - reaching for sunshine and longing to go outside!

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  2. Awwww...she found spring! I'd like to find spring right about now, myself. ;-)

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    1. Yes ... we should have some signs of spring soon. But first this morning's snow has to melt. Hopefully this moisture will lead to a dazzling garden!

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  3. I could imagine the feeling! I love finding the first sign of spring after so much grey and sleets of snow.

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  4. I had hoped to share Lizzy's 4-year old intensity. They are a focused bunch! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  5. We were about to see spring here, it was coming early and now they are covered in snow.

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    1. Yep -- I wrote this yesterday as the ground was covered in fresh snow. I guess it's a hopeful piece! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I love that Lizzy's shoes are on the wrong feet-and I love how focused she was on things that really matter- like finding spring:)

    Wonderful little piece of writing!

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    1. Thank you ... those little people are wonderfully stubborn sometimes! And their littleness often helps us big people remember the important stuff.

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  7. I'm going to start looking for crocus! They should be out any minute now.

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    1. We have a few new buds on the trees in the neighborhood ... little fortellings of Springs arrival! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  8. Hidden crocuses are the best kind of secret; that first one is so exciting! Lovely little scene.

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    1. It's the first promise that the long winter is going to finally end. Spring's secret workings in the soil revealed! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  9. There's nothing quite like the first crocus, showing her purple face and promising spring.
    ~Angela

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    1. A a beautiful relief that winter's hold won't last! Thank you.

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  10. Spring has sprung, spectacularly! Well done. You made me smile.

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    1. Thank you ... I appreciate your encouraging words. So glad you left with a smile!

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  11. Beautiful! It's amazing to read such a short piece and really feel the freshness and new life of spring. I love the detail of the shoes on the wrong feet. ;) Cute!

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    1. Thank you ... I had hoped to convey that promise of spring, that wondrous mystery even more astonishing to the young. And the shoes were a detail I preserved after a lot of carving and cutting - glad you enjoyed it!

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