Under the giving snow
“Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring.” — Terri Guillemets
I find it hard to believe that as I’m writing this (on March 7, two weeks before publication) I STILL see snow on the ground outside! It’s melting in places, but most of the grass is still covered with it, and those nasty-dirty drifts line the sidewalks and parking lots. The ground is soggy and messy where the snow has melted, so when I go out on unpaved areas, I have to choose between crunching through snow or getting my shoes muddy.
I keep reminding myself, though, that it can’t last much longer. And, as Guillements describes, the snow is watering the ground, nourishing the flowers that have hopefully survived the cold. After this winter, we should be in store for a most daring spring! Let’s get ready to celebrate!
One year ago today: