Tuesday, February 28, 2023

March 2023

 For our fresh new year...

We’re all just
Too, too familiar
With aspirations
For our fresh
New year.
We have our

But Mother Nature
Shows us the way:
No matter what,
We must all
Proceed with firm
In the face of
Winter’s freezing howls,
Spring asserts her
Firm determinations
In the form of pulsating
That push through
A frozen crust
To show us all
How it’s done.
In October last,
Fiona Beth Phillips
Moved with her family
To new digs in
Atherstone in England.
She reports they
Wintered in place
And are now greeted
With this early emanation
Of flowering quince.
I like that The Spruce
Reports that this is a shrub
“With a somewhat
Messy growth habit!”

I invite you all
To join me in a
Fresh determination
To indulge in our own
Messy growth...
Nothing tentative...
Messy is always

If this isn't nice, what is?

              ~ Kurt Vonnegut, of course