"Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year."
- Robert Frost, "A Prayer In Spring"
Spring struggles to arrive in our lovely Sierras. Sure, we have a glimmer here and there. Tiny little buds poking through showing signs of hope that indeed warmer weather is on its way.
I know many of you have already gone through the phase of your spring bulbs coming up but here in our parts, we're still in the process. In the process of poking our collective heads out of the ground, checking to see if indeed the sun is warm and out and about.
But then before we know it, we're plunged back in to a spring time blizzard. One that reminds us that we're not quite there yet. And we sigh and hunker down once more, knowing that eventually patterns will change and we will have sunshine and warmth.