Images of a Spring That Isn’t Here Yet

Photo Essay

Compiled by Will Shaw

I don’t know about you, but I could use a little Spring! Here in the St. Louis area where I live, because of Covid-19, we’ve been asked to stay home, everything is closed. And I think you have a better chance of seeing an open restaurant than of actually seeing the sun! Other than a few teasing glimpses through broken clouds, I don’t remember our last real sunny day. The outside temperature is likewise un-springlike: 40’s and damp.

So, for those of you with a failing memory (like me), here’s a little photo essay with images from, fortified with Emily Dickinson’s “A Light Exists in Spring”, providing a little reminder of what Spring is supposed to look like.

Please enjoy and stay well out there!

“A Light exists in Spring    Not present on the Year  At any other period –  When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad   On Solitary Fields   That Science cannot overtake   But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,  It shows the furthest Tree  Upon the furthest Slope you know  It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step   Or Noons report away   Without the Formula of sound   It passes and we stay –

A quality of loss   Affecting our Content   As Trade had suddenly encroached   Upon a Sacrament.”

And of course, it will soon be Easter.