Spring

A False Spring?

Record lows in January, followed by record highs in February. Out for my morning walk, the air feels soft and spring-like. A chorus of birds attests to it, chattering, chirping, singing. It doesn’t look like spring. The grass is brown, trees are bare. But wait, the smallest limbs have lacy outlines, telltale signs of swollen

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Courage to Persevere

It’s daffodil season in the Carolinas, the in-between time that is no longer truly winter but not yet Spring. Our daffodils bloomed the first week in February this year, called out by January’s oddly spring-like weather.  Neither last week’s surprise snowfall nor this week’s freezing temperatures and cold rain have deterred them. Hunkered down against

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