Of Spring Birds, Blooms, and Feelings

I don’t know about you, but this winter seems to have kept its grip on us longer than usual. I realize this feeling is subjective, but my hunch is shared by several friends. Cold, dry, and windy conditions in March and parts of April kept the vegetation mostly brown, and the arrival of migratory birds … Continue reading Of Spring Birds, Blooms, and Feelings

Signs of Spring

Spring drew on: she was indeed already come; . . . sometimes on a sunny day it began even to be pleasant and genial, and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps. (Charlotte Brontë … Continue reading Signs of Spring

A Winter Getaway

Amidst another period of freezing temperatures with bone-chilling winds and the persistence of our nearly monochrome winter vegetation starved of warmth and water, I longingly and somewhat incredulously gaze at the colorful images shared by fellow bloggers from Texas, and Florida, where springtime seems to be in full swing (check out the floral profusion in … Continue reading A Winter Getaway

Winter’s Faces

With astronomical spring upon us, I’m inspired to reflect on the season we have left behind. Contrary to the popular imagination, not all of Colorado is a winter wonderland for half a year, and since we reside near the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our winters tend to be dry, windy, and cool to … Continue reading Winter’s Faces