It’s that time of year when those of us in the Northeast learn patience. We have spent months shoveling, digging out, tromping through, and maybe even frozen in, and now we long for warmth, for clears skies and the sun, for smells of fresh earth and green shoots, and the beautiful colors of blooming flowers and green grass.
But not so fast—some of our southern neighbors got another snow dump this week. And there may still be snow in our future; definitely single digit temperatures. So we take a deep breath and patiently wait.
At our house we are out of firewood and the outdoor pile is under five feet of rock-hard snow. Fortunately we don’t use the fireplace for heat, but for a comforting fire, we may need to purchase wood rather than use our buried stock.
How has it been for you at this time of year – to feel so restricted, limited in your ability to exercise outdoors and in general get around safely?
Despite the frustrations, the white blanket that reflects, particularly the moonlight, was certainly gorgeous. Some nights were almost too bright to sleep.
On the cusp of a new season as we wait for the spring, we consider the changing rhythms and activities to come and the opportunity to begin anew
How will you use this fresh, new spring life – this new opportunity?
I’m looking forward to a nice morning run with pavement instead of ice below my feet and the sound of peepers coming to life after a long winter’s sleep….