17 March 2010

Winter, Releasing

We got a foot of snow on Monday -- a foot! In New Mexico! (okay, I'm at almost 7000 feet, but still!) -- but thanks to our warm sun it is melting quickly. In fact, not an hour after I snapped this icicle draped from my roof yesterday morning, it slipped off along with a huge mass of snow and ice and thudded onto the dormant flower garden below. Today it was in the 60s (F), and I fell asleep for a few glorious moments in the sun. Outside. In the sun. So, although winter isn't over yet, and we'll get frosts up here into May, its grip is weakening, and sap is running, and birds are singing... Always, just in time.

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