Spring is on the horizon

Posted By on March 12, 2007

Spring buds are poppingThis past weekend was enjoyable; I had an opportunity to be outside, take a few photos and contemplate the work ahead in the yard. The grass and trees were still brown of course, but signs of spring were all around — including the smell.

In Cincinnati we had a mild December and January for the most part, but were hammered with a consistently cold February. In a way it was nice to have the kinds of winter I remember … snow, ice and the steady cold weather that kept winter around. That said, I’m ready for Spring.

For winter’s rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
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