Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Grass on the Other Side

Finally (I think!) it is springtime in the Rockies. We had an unusual change of seasons, basically because it kept changing back to winter. The crocus and daffodils stuck their heads up and it snowed. The sun returned to warm the earth and the tulips and hyacynths opened their blossoms, and it snowed. Again we had soft rains and warm sun. The redbud trees and the lilac bushes, then it snowed.

But now the countryside and even the city lawns are greener than they have been in years. We are finished with our draught that plagued farmers and kept our forests at red alert for forest fires for almost ten years. The snow in the high country is adequate to supply run-off water aplenty this summer. The vacillating spring caused problems, but the additional moisture is welcome. Sometimes those extra trials are what makes our character vibrant with life. The grass is always greener on the other side of the obstacles that make it hard to proceed.

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