Scattered snow patches
Still decorate forest and meadow
Often typical in early May
Leafless Cottonwood and Aspen
Stand remarkably naked
Next to verdant green needled Pine
Look closer though...
You’ll find those skeletal beige bare trees
Are readying to expose their sooning colors
One could almost bet now
On when their eye catchy show will begin
Are secret deals being made behind the scene?
With the Sun, Moon and Stars -
Or perhaps a perfect signaling wind,
Maybe a particular returning birdsong ~
Whatever the trigger-switch is
Spring is already well underway
Doing its trusted Earth & Wood groundwork
Allowing Grand Teton Dormancy to step aside
Giving Vibrancy her chance to impress us again.