Symphony of Spring

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As the season starts to turn, it seems to happen at a snail’s pace…literally.

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It’s like the orchestra tuning to find that perfect pitch.

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Things seems to unfold in starts and fits, and we keep saying…”just wait.”

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And then, after an almost unbearable pause…the symphony begins.

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Every tree is dressed in leaves and blossoms,

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and every sleepy plant and creature awakens.

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When I am away during the week, I miss the Memorial Garden. This weekend, the return took my breath away.

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The earth is alive;

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the creatures so busy;

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and the gardeners so hardworking –

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except for Yule, who just keeps us company.

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“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.” ~ Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Spring brings the dogs out in force,

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and from their stories, we have learned this: symphonies have more than one movement –

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and you can bury a lot of troubles by digging in the dirt.

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