Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

what a difference a zero makes!

when we woke up yesterday, the temperature was 4 degrees.
this afternoon it has risen to 40!
at long last,
the winter is loosening her grip on us.
the snow is receding from the edges...
of roads, fields and our garden boxes.
soon it will be time to tidy up the place,
including branches that batman pruned
from our apple trees last month.

rubber boots, gardening gloves and maybe a sweatshirt.
oh, what a delightful day that will be!


  1. Savor the precious sweetnesses, Karen. And rejoice in your first full spring on your bit of earth. Blessings for many many more.

  2. Hooray!

    (And I was so excited to add my name into your drawing that I didn't comment on your gorgeous new header! Love it!).