Archive for February 2nd, 2009

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• Monday, February 02nd, 2009
Today as I watch the falling snow I cannot help but contemplate the year gone by and realize that we have had a real winter.  All the frost and snow will hopefully rid us of any pests or diseases that may linger in the garden.  It’s nice to have the seasons back.
 
I have just noticed the first snowdrops in the garden with their white bell and I look forward to spring ahead.  This short English poem says it all:Snowdrops
 
“One month is past, another is begun,
Since merry bells rang out the dying year;
And buds of rarest green began to peer,
As if impatient for a warmer sun;
And though the distant hills are bleak and dun,
The virgin snowdrop, like a lambent fire,
Pearces the cold earth with its green-streaked spires…”
 
H. Coleridge – from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
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