Rambling thoughts in a snowfall

Mon. Mar. 4, 2019

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As I write this, the snow is falling and the birds are feeding like crazy at the feeders.  What a beautiful sight. The snow offering that wonderful protective cover for our plants, the moisture it will provide after the thaw.  

photo by tk

Oh, I know, it’s been a really harsh year for commuters and shovelers and school superintendents and parents. But still, if you’re still, it’s lovely.

photo by tr

This is a respite time for gardeners, the moment in the circle of life where we just ponder the beauty of a winter snowfall.  At least those of us not having to get on a snow covered freeway!

I lived in Australia when I was a kid and for 2 years had no real seasons.  Just what they called The Wet and The Dry. While the ocean was wonderful, I love our seasons.

Gove, Aust. 1970, picture by my dad

Oh yes, it can get so cold that your eyes water and then it freezes on your eyelashes, the spring can be a muddy mess and summer’s can get pretty humid but then there’s the Fall!  Ahh, Fall! Harvest time, leaf color changing, warm days, cool nights. Yes, I suppose Fall is my favorite,

My other maple and burning bush 2014

although Spring is when we get all excited about what to plant, seeing the new growth, yes, I suppose Spring is my favorite.

Siberian squill

But Summer brings such spectacular flowers and the beginning of garden bounty like green beans and beets. Yes, I suppose Summer is my favorite.  

And now we’re back to the quiet beauty of a Winter snowfall, the cold, invigorating trek through a snowy trail in the woods.

photo by tr

I suppose all the seasons are my favorites. Each offering some special time, some special moment in the circle of life.

What’s YOUR favorite season? Likely not Winter 2019, but then again…

photo by tk