I wrote this the other day in response to my friend Denise over at Adeeyoyo’s Blog. (Though it has been edited and revised somewhat from the original.) She was bemoaning the departure of summer with autumn impending, and of course, the ensuing winter there in the southern hemisphere. While we here in the northern hemisphere are having the opposite effect. Winter just won’t go away!! More snow is scheduled for the upper midwest (USA) again this week and sleet and freezing rain expected in New England by Thursday/Friday. It was 74 degrees f. in Boston on Tuesday and I was looking at new BBQ grills, now I’m looking for ice-melt. I hope I don’t have to re-blog, “Global Warming Mister Gore?” again this year. (If that piqued your curiosity, check out the archives from either June 18, 2011, or July 18, 2012.)
Wherever you are I hope you will be safe and warm today, and always.
A Seasonal View
Old man winter
arrives swift and sprite.
And seemingly through
just one passing night.
While summer’s maiden’s return
is plagued by delay,
but she’ll depart right on schedule.
Nothing stands in her way!
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