“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.” William Jennings Bryan

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010

Today is the Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring. Today…

The spring peepers are singing in a woodland chorus out back
The bees are foraging and bringing pollen back to the hive
Kids are out playing, laughing, having fun
The horses are browsing in the greening, awakening grass
A bluebird skips from fence rail to fence rail
The strawberries are uncurling new growth from beneath dried brown leaves
The maples are shaded red with opened buds
Chickens scratch and joust for worms in the tilled field
Crocuses are showing cups of white, violet, and yellow
Three deer, last years fawns now grown into does, graze behind the house
There is an indescribable newness in the breezy air

Outside, in Quaker silence, I said a thankful prayer….

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