|There is no round ball on this structure to form this snowball!|
Up here where I live, it's easy to see that it's winter... no matter from where you are around the world, you just have to look at my photos and you can pretty well guess that it is winter... deep winter!
|My plant rack!|
Here in my little world though, the snow will most likely be around for many months, well into May...
... and we can go from snow on the ground one day to hot hot temperatures the next... shocking our system and making the so anticipated pleasure of participating in spring activities a non-event as our bodies try to adjust to what appears to be full fledged summer, teasing us, tempting us to dig in the earth in search of new growth, all the while fooling us as the ground below still lies frozen!
And so, while the anticipation of warm days in the sun, sipping lemonade and eating cucumber sandwiches under the shade of a gauze curtained gazebo entertains my mind... I must remember to appreciate the long cold winter that enfolds me in its crystal arms, nips my nose and bites my toes, freezes my cheeks and frosts my breath... for I know that winter is only the intermission in Mother Nature's carefully conducted orchestra that is the prelude to a delightful melody which will commence with a simple minuet and grow into a wonderful harmonious crescendo of colour, scents and sounds, tantalizing all my senses with its glorious beauty, until her next intermission!