April Fools

So fellow travelers,  a few days of sudden warmth has all kinds of early spring surprises popping up. Just a few days ago there was still frost on the hardier garden herbs.

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Isn’t it about thyme for Spring?

 

My forsythia bush has not bloomed yet so I was almost startled to find little clusters of violets tucked around the base of our elm trees showing their colors already.

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They must not have heard the weekend forecast for an arctic cold front and snow showers!

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So I wrote the brave little purple hearts this haiku:

Violet pioneers
Braving a forecast of snow
Bloomin’ April Fools

I’ll probably pick a bunch to brighten up one of my window sill altars. They’ll be much warmer inside and will remind me winter weather will soon be just a dream.

Walk gently on the path my friends and may adventure find you ready.

Deborah H Rahalski

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