Under cold, grey skies Delicate, green buds taunt me Eight weeks until spring
After a weekend of passing around the familial cold, pints of NyQuil, cartons of tissue, gallons of water and juice, Monday dawned bright and my cold had seeped into my chest. I woke up sounding like a barking seal. Spent most of the day emptying my tissue trash and heating water for chamomile tea. Tuesday … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Spring
“What is it?” “I’ve never seen anything like it before.” “It seems to be attached to the walkway.” “Do you think it’s alien?” “I have no idea.” Fragile in semblance, the object was secured to the ground by a thin green cord that was capped with a yellow button with similarly yellow vanes protruding from … Continue reading Spring is popping up
Just when I thought I had swept my patio of the final shedding of autumn’s dull brown, dead leaves… just when I thought I would finally get a reprieve from that particularly onerous task, this week I was faced with 1000s of tiny magenta blossoms courtesy of my neighbor’s swamp maple, its flowering canopy spreading … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Flowers
“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore Adorned in diamonds Débutante spring cotillion Her dance card is full
It’s been warm enough this week, that I’m going to get my summer clothes out of storage, and pack away my winter stuff. We are past any freeze risk, so I’m also planning on putting in some veggies this next week. I’m giving tomatoes another chance, and setting out a few peppers and herbs. The … Continue reading Farm fresh
About ten minutes into my morning walk, I wished that I had worn short sleeves. At the half-way point, I began to wonder where I packed my shorts. All along the way, I noticed hints of a spring that was just around the corner. I am ready for warm weather to stay around for a while.