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Daffodils, wisteria and apple blossoms can really make Spring feel like it has sprung. But this year’s harsh Winter and Spring must have caused these poor plants to lose their courage in what turned out to be the most disappointing display ever.

Just as I was getting ready to mourn my beloved suitors of Summer, Mother Nature decided to give us the best lawn in remembrance. Of course, that came with a lot of rain. Nevertheless, I have never seen a greener August.

We also indulged in a fair amount of mulberries, and, when able to stop the ATV just long enough to grab a low-hanging branch, came back home with purple hands. I was with the little ones so I got away with it as we went from riding to crayons.

Our gardens also started perking up all around us and before long, July and August were showing off wild raspberries and blackberries like we had never witnessed. Needless, not seedless, to say, my breakfast cereal has been decorated by record amounts of these luscious additions.

I long for wisteria – especially toward the end of Winter. Yet, there have been some nice trade-offs.

Recently, I was mourning some mis-steps in my life. Some were very expensive financially and some were just as costly in time and ego.

Yet, a wise friend reminded me that I still had relatively good health, a good amount of family and friends and a beautiful roof over my head. Faux slate, to be exact.

There’s a chance that next Spring will serve up something different in my gardens or my bank accounts.

Sometimes you get purple wisteria. Sometimes you get purple hands.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1

BELOW: OLE MAN WINTER OVERSTAYING HIS WELCOME ON MY DAFFODIL PATCH; “YELLOW FEVER” VISITED THIS PO CRITTER; OUR LONE WIMPY WISTERIA; LILACS GAVE US SOME HOPE FINALLY, THEN THE GARDENS TOOK OVER AND BEFORE LONG, THE BLACKBERRIES MADE THEIR ENTRANCE. “YOU GIVE AND TAKE AWAY.” [second to last photo]P.S. A lone wisteria waited until mid-August, just after I wrote this piece. 
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