Category Archives: nature

Weather Delay

Chill, frosty wind and snow in the forecast as Old Man Winter keeps spring undercover; only valiant daffodils, snowdrops, crocus, shy spring beauties bravely raise sweetly scented heads to white flakes shaken from his hoary head.     Advertisements

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So It Begins

April 1, cool and gray and rain. Daffodils bend with the age of a month’s blooming while wrens gather my long gray strands to warm the young that may yet inhabit their hopeful, chilly nests.

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Apple blossoms’ pink petals swirl from broken branch. Perfume my Easter kitchen.

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3 a.m. The rain has stopped but the quiet drip drip tells me all I need to know of how the new plants–the strawberries, cabbages and flowers have been gently soaked into new-turned earth safe beneath surrounding rotting hay mulch. … Continue reading

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Fickle Spring

Spring is a fickle friend who flirts behind her April fan, her sunny eyes full of promise and fragile warmth; beneath her flowing dress a white-frost petticoat trails icy lace around the edge of new-bloomed flowers. Do not trust her pretty … Continue reading

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“I need to know about baby chickens. And mollymoochers.” Blonde hair pulled tight into a ponytail, blue eyes bright with questions, she is eighteen, a soldier already and yet here she is on my porch with her friend, both rocking gently as … Continue reading

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Recipe for Spring

Mix 2 parts cut grass, 3 parts daffodils, 6 fresh eggs, a handful of asparagus. Season with a pinch of forsythia, wild mustard and violets. add fresh-turned garden dirt. Mix thoroughly, add soft rain showers as needed and bake in … Continue reading

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