Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb
So the why am I ever surprised when I walk the dogs out on a February morning to find the bulbs ears peeking out from the earth? I have to enjoy the green leaves for March winds and some late winter storms can make short work of my lovely daffodils.
and last but not ever the least....
Left to right:
Kate! her mother, Rebecca, Peggy's daughter, Peggy, Rebecca's mother and Kate's grandmother, Bee, Peggy's sister, Rebecca's aunt and Kate's Great Aunt, (how wonderful to see you again and actually eat a meal together) Kathryn and Jana, funny and dear friend.
A fast but delicious time - and the food was good as well.
O, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
(and Ruthie....the legacy of friendship gets sweeter as the years go by. Thank you for being the first to introduce this poem to me.)
With much love, kathryn