Are We There Yet?

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period-
When March is scarcely here       ~Emily Dickinson
This year I’ve come to terms with winter. (And I am quite pleased with myself over it!) I learned last year that Her winter snows provided the hydrangeas with the most abundant blooms.

Knowing how hot our summers become, She supplied the less drought-tolerant plants with a store of water. The lawn was ever evergreen.

She knows, as the throng awaits, when the time is best to abate. So the gray days we tolerate; the frost we deem as ornate; the snow my soul mate.

With the sweep of her cape, she exits leaving March to carry on.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU:               There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.         ~Ruth Stout


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