Friday, March 19, 2010

Farewell, Winter...

We should have a Going-Away Party for Winter. We could build a bonfire out of snow shovels. We could toast the removing of the tarp from the pump house. And we could give gifts ... of heavy coats ... to the closets.





I have a feeling that it wouldn't be a tearful, sad farewell, though. Everyone I have spoken to is long tired of cold and dreary Winter. The "So long 'til next time" would probably be more like "Good bye and good riddance."




However, I must admit that we should give Winter a hug and say thank you for the chill that helps some plants grow better. And the extra little bit of nitrogen that the snow added to the soil. And especially thank you for helping us to more fully enjoy the beauty of spring.


Have a beautiful day!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yes, I agree with all your sentiments. I have to remember though that God knows best. Maybe those pesky mosquitoes will be less in number. Hello Spring...where ya been?

Ruth said...

It would be nice to have fewer mosquitoes; that just might make up for the long winter! :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely violets and forsythia, et al. I enjoy seeing your posts because that is what is coming for me in another week or so, it's like a sneak preview or premier night! :-)
jw

Ruth said...

jw - that's cute! :) I am glad that you are enjoying my blog! It is REALLY nice to have spring here at last!

Rihane said...

I like the winter and snow are supposed to protect some plants that not survive in the same cold without snow.
Vinca minor are so nice.
Nice picture of the forsythia.

Ruth said...

Rihane - I lived all my life until about 5 years ago in Southern California where there wasn't really winter. And no snow. So winter is a little difficult for me! :)