The Lucky Gardener

Life on the edge of a tundra
March 9, 2010, 14:24
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Nyack, NY:

The first undeniable event of the spring thaw.

The glacier outside my window is receding. Just enough to expose the flowering Snowdrops freshly out of the ground.

The melting snow forms a trickling rill, eventually settling in a shallow pool, then breaking free and gaining force as it advances down the hillside.

Watercress plants, fresh from dormancy, are greening up. Chipmunks nibble their tender leaves and sip from the icy cold stream. Rabbits consume newly exposed wild onion and lawn shoots. Overhead a pair of Red-Tail Hawks circle and assess their attack strategy.

The scene reminds me of a national Geographic TV special and I almost expect Marlin Perkins to tell me that much as the mother rabbit protects her young, Mutual of Omaha will protect…”

This is going to be the most beautiful day of 2010.

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