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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

February 10, 2015

Need some good news in light of yet another storm on the horizon? Here’s what I’m hanging on to today:
-Daylight Savings starts on March 8th—just 3½ weeks from now! We’ve already gained over an hour of light and continue to gain approximately 2½ minutes per day!
-The first day of spring is 38 days away.
-The Gold Finches are sporting new shades of bright yellow. They lose their bright colors in the fall and winter, and grow new brighter ones for spring and summer.
-Birds are practicing their spring calls. Listen! Hear those exuberant trills coming from the roof or tree-tops? Not just chirps, but melodious song! They’re thinking of better things to come. So should we.
-Stand in the sun for a few minutes. Do you feel that? So much stronger than a few weeks ago! Why it’s downright hot, especially if you’re sitting in a parked car for long. That same powerful sun is beating down on these endless piles of snow, so you know they can’t last for long.
-Wonderful things are happening under all that snow. Tree roots are deepening, perennials and bulbs are spreading and dividing. And the little creatures, well let's just say lots of things are happening in their cozy underground world. It’ll be a bountiful spring when it finally gets here.
So my friends, hang on to your humor if you can. We’re all in this together and we will get through it.

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