Spring comes Marching…

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Home again from visiting much family, just in time–to wind and weather, even a smattering of snow…and wild, wild winds that make the ferries stay huddled in their terminals, and  roadside trees come crashing down, and power fail… Days like these I’m glad for a wood stove…which can not only heat the house but can provide hot tea to go with a cold toast-less breakfast…

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The willow still hasn’t any flaxen loveliness to her tresses.  She more resembles an old hag tossing about in the wind, making work for the picker-up-of-branches in our yard, again.

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But at least the torrential rain took a break long enough for a short round through a much trod trail and back around home…

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The dead give-away that spring is surely afoot is the upsurge of crocuses in all their brilliance!

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And though I don’t know the name of this antique-looking bloom, it captured my eye and would surely make a splendid watercolor painting someday when I’m holed up in the house watching the rain fall…

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Spring in on the march—watch for it!

–LS


Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase…Lev.26:4
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