Wednesday, March 21, 2007

When the hounds of spring are on winter’s traces...

For winter’s rains and ruins are over,
And all the seasons of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
“Atalanta in Calydon” Algernon Charles Swinburne

Color me ready.
And skeptical amused.

Bring it on. Both.


spd rdr said...

Too bad I can't see the video. I'm sure that they are every bit as beautiful as your picture and poem.

Welcome to spring.

portia said...

It's a compliation of Dice-K pitches so "beautiful" is a bit of a stretch for this MFY fan. Besides, the only "Gyro" I believe in is the kind that is cooked on a spit, and wrapped in a pita! Do you know how many gyros you can buy for $103 million? I'll guess we'll find out.

Happy spring, indeed:)

camojack said...

I've been looking forward to a bit of "global warming" all Winter...

portia said...

I only made it thorugh a few minutes of that clip, Camo. It had an eerie hint of the '30s propaganda flick Reefer Madness" that warned of the evils of cannibis, and we know effective that pitch was:)

Cassandra said...

Oh come on Portia. Come on over to the Dark Side... Kick a tree. :p

You know you want to...

Pile On® said...

Portia, if that reminds you of reefer madness you either didn't watch more than thirty seconds or it is willful ignorance.

I challenge you to watch it up to the point where they talk about Al Gore's movie. It is very compelling the way Al shows the graphs of how CO2 levels have followed global temps through the millenia.

What he doesn't tell you is the CO2 levels are a lagging indicator. They are caused by warming ocean temps. Not the other way around. If you know anything about the solubility of gasses in a liquid this makes perfect sense.

Does it ever occur to anyone to be slightly odd that they never talk about the sun in these climate change studies? Or the number one green house gas? Water.


portia said...

Like birthin' babies, I know squat 'bout "solubility of gasses in a liquid"...although they do sound oddly connected:)

Maybe for the next viewing I need to smoke less...or more.

Good to see all your names in print again even if it took talk of Global Warming to lure you over. Or was it the word "cannabis?"

camojack said...

Heh, heh.

But seriously, if you want to do something real about CO2:
Click HERE!!!

Cassandra said... was cannabis. Did you ever kick that tree? I came all the way back ov er to find *that* out and am sorely disappointed to have been stiffed of my answer.