The forest is mantled
in fifty shades of green;
the lightest chartreuse of the elms,
the moss green of the oaks,
the emerald green of the pines.
a different verdant variance.
The Piney Woods has suddenly burst with Spring,
with all the beauty of the new leaves;
the lush, soft layers of needles,
the clumps of jade moss,
the clusters of sweet gum stars,
and the freshness of the bluebonnets in the meadows.