Season Lessons

I appreciate the snow because I know I will miss its whiteness and brightness.

I celebrate in the white confetti falling and clinging to everything.

I listen to the rain with a glad heart.

I will miss its cool drops in the heat of August.

I wish the warmth of summer could stay in my bones through the chill of winter.

Each season has its lessons of gratefulness and faithfulness.

During winter, I have faith in spring.

I know that in the soggy, cold soil are future flowers.

Snowdrops, crocus, scilla, narcissus and tulips.

I know because I put them there. I planned for spring.

I believed in spring during a crisp and colorful fall many years ago.

Even in the cold, dark winter. I have faith in spring.

Everybody needs some spring in their heart.

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HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY

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Fall from Here

I wanted to leave my pots out for one last drenching rain before bringing them inside.

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The heavy rain last night has turned the river red.

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Jean May has tossed down her pink confetti to let me know the party is over.

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The garden is covered in a colorful carpet.

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The trees are aflame.

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It’s time to move inside.

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The buds on the Schlumbergeras say so.

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I have projects to keep me busy.  My world will be smaller.

Fall is here folks.

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