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AROUND THE SQUARE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • Posted April 6, 2011

Pots of geraniums.

Pansies by the Courthouse.

Flowers everywhere.

In front of The Commercial Bank.

And Market Square.

And Whipperwheel.

Pretty new plantings for Spring.

Which feels like summer.

Ninety-two degrees on April 1st.

And that’s no April Fooling either.

The truth of it is…it’s hot.

Unseasonably.

Unbearably.

Unbelievably.

And dry.

Unseasonably.

Unbearably.

Unbelievably.

And then the wind.

Whoa.

We’re having some weather alright.

Bless the blooming things.

Bougainvillea.

And lots of it at Country Garden.

Plus hanging ferns and lots more.

Roses thrive.

In front of Hinckley’s General Store.

With no rain, color reigns.

Bluebonnets try their best.

Winecups too.

Though just a few.

While rain falls elsewhere.

"April is the cruelest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain."

[T.S. Eliot and The Wasteland.]

At least he had rain in his wasteland.

Here we have evening primroses displaying their pinkness.

Even in the afternoon.

How generous of them.

The Green House offers blooming color as well.

Same goes for Mason Garden Market.

Dig, plant, pot.

Water.

Weed.

And read a poem or two.

April is National Poetry Month.

Have you hugged a poet today?

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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