Tag Archives: spring

The True Meaning of Happiness



I have poison ivy in 6 places.  Ear, neck, cheek, chest, wrist, bicep.  ITCH.  Not sure where I picked it up, but I hope it was not in the perennial garden last Sunday, because I spent the day out there today battling briers and vines.  If that is where the current rash came from, I […]

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She Turned to the Sunlight and Shook Her Yellow Head



She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Thank you Mr. Milne, for the verse.  Thank you husband, for showing me nodding yellow daffodil blooms on this February day.  Hats off to you, Rufous-sided Towhee, for springing me off […]

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Hope Springs Eternal



Oh yes, friends!  February 16th and the mercury rose to a welcome 45 degrees.  When I walked out of work today, I felt warm, moist air and it was NOT dark.  Not completely, anyway.  There was light still pushing up around the horizon to the west, south, and north.  After eight weeks of dirty snow on the ground, gray skies, subzero temperatures, and pitch dark parking lots after […]

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