Spring in the Balance?
Late winter walking around town, if you can really call it "walking" as you glide your way down icy sidewalks and wade across curbside ponds being sure to always to have your "smart feet" on-- I find myself bracing against the next slip or slide. Still, there is beauty in all this ice and wetness, and... the promise of spring. Ah Spring! February always makes me impatient for the first flowers that mark the beginning of the new growing season, yet I know, as close as it may be, it is still a snow fall or two or three away, and I will just have to watch my step and look for those small but gentle reminders that Spring is indeed in the balance. -- John Carlson