Whatever life throws at us
Nature carries on regardless.
She knows when the seasons turn
and now the snow has gone,
in the rockery I find
new buds on a primrose, while
in the lawn the first few tips
of snowdrops show.

Hazel Boughs

Lambs-tail Hazel Catkins

Lambs-tail catkins dangle
from the hazel boughs.
Snowdrops nod in greeting
among pale primrose flowers.
Gentle breezes whisper
as the treetops sway.
The message they are sending –
Spring is on its way.


Rapid Thaw

Rapid thaw.
Snow melt flowing down the hill,
chuckling like a mountain stream
along the gutter and down the drain.

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Early flowering primrose
shakes off her snowy duvet,
plumps up her pretty petals;
Spring is on the way.

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Two stones today – the thaw has come so quickly I can’t keep up! The first one should really have been an extra yesterday afternoon. Today, apart from lingering in a few isolated patches, the snow has melted away.

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