Damp Spring

Baby Birds in nest.

Baby Birds in nest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The weather here in Reno is notoriously unpredictable. One year we had skiing up the road a piece (near Tahoe) for July 4th and it’s not uncommon to want heat and air-conditioning in the same day. This week, after temperatures in the 90’s (F), Mother Nature decided it was time for a surprise, so she sent in fierce winds, light rain, and thunderstorms. Since this is a year of drought, we would have been happy with the rain, but there wasn’t enough of it. This morning it was 38 (F) and we’re wondering where our guest hummingbirds have been–the wind made us take down their feeder. So today, for dVerse Open Link Night, I’m sharing another short poem:

Damnp Spring

Wet spring bouquets change
morning gray into a sunlit garden.
Birds nest between flowers
and a cloudy sky.

I hope to catch you later on over at the Pub where you will enjoy companions and verse and all kinds of fun and talent.


19 thoughts on “Damp Spring

  1. Bodhirose says:

    Charming…hope those hummingbirds are ok. We’ve been having nice rain in the afternoons or evenings for over a week now..lovely and cooling.


  2. Luke Prater says:

    Lovely descriptive little piece, V


  3. leahJlynn says:

    Short and lovely. Thank you, for a wee creative moment.


  4. Very thoughtful and pretty little poem, Victoria.
    We’ve also had roller-coaster weather. Broke heat records in March, and the past few days have been cool and rainy. The saying here in New England though is “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute!” 🙂


  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    Lovely poem, Victoria. I like that you did it in purple.

    We are having crazy swings in our weather here too … very odd and sometimes quite enjoyable.


  6. tigerbrite says:

    Your climate reminds me of Melbourne, Australia where there say ‘if you don’t like the weather, don’t worry it will soon change’. When I was there we had 40C sun one day and wind and rain and shivers the next. You can even have four seasons in one day there. Summer has arrived on the Costa Blanca and it will be efforts to keep cool now until the end of August.


  7. hobgoblin2011 says:

    Very nice Victoria. Really like this a lot. What a great touch the strikethrough in the title makes. Thanks


  8. A lovely little poem, I know we waited for rain during the years of drought with gardens dying, tough water restrictions and now the last couple of years too much rain. Sometimes you can’t win with mother nature.


  9. wood says:

    great little picture you paint here. and yeah, almost the same thing here in denver, lots of hard wind, ugly dark clouds… but no rain… oh well i guess, better luck tomorrow. enjoyed the poem


  10. Ours has been damp as well–a bit unpredictable –lovely little piece–much enjoyed!


  11. ayala says:

    Sad you had to take down the feeder ….:( nice write 🙂


  12. It is exactly like this here, too. You captured it.


  13. We’ve had a damp spring here too. Cold, wet and windy here too today. Hope your Hummingbirds come back soon


  14. vivinfrance says:

    I sympathise with you over the unpredictable weather this year – We are suffering from it too – I’m wearing a winter vest, a T shirt and a cashmere sweater and I’m still chilly! I love the little poem.


  15. claudia says:

    Damnp Spring…ha..love the wordplay..and you capture it well…we had rain as well for the last few days and it was getting quite cool…hope the sun and the humming birds return soon..


  16. brian miller says:

    lovely visuals in this…sad you had to take the feeder down…i hope they come back and you are ready for them…it turned cooler here today…sweet relief though after a rather scorching week…


  17. Birds nest between flowers….the weather is always so uncertain up there…blessings and thank you..bkm


  18. We had extreme heat in April, then May it rained like there is no tomorrow. Now summer is back, but we expect temperature dropping in the next few days too. At least everything is so green and flowery from the rain this year!


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