rough rocky snowless shore bereft of winter's blanket gray and naked awaits the raiment of spring copyright ©2016 Terry Boswell
This year on February 4th, there was no snow at Sherwood Island State Park in Connecticut on the shore of the Long Island Sound.
As far as the seasons go, I prefer mine, well… seasonal. It’s been a disappointing winter for snow in the northeast. Although there were several days of bitter cold, for the most part it’s been unusually warm with some flooding rain and thunder. We had only one really good heavy snowfall. There was barely a day suitable for sledding, snowshoeing, or skiing.
The snow drops, always early to flower and usually accompanied by snow, are blossoming without a blanket of white. Already now for a few weeks, my garden has looked like this…
… And I guess that’s what will eventually sooth my disappointment with this year’s winter season. When the bare, gray, and muddy browns give way to an abundance of lush, green growth and blooms, I’ll forget my lack of winter white and immerse myself joyfully in the color of spring.