The Mountain’s shadow begins to shorten noticeably now. New light brings new life. As a young man I use to sit on the lake bottom and wait to see how long I could hold my breath. Each time I would count silently and try to push myself a little farther until I just couldn’t hold it anymore. There was always that feeling of desperation as I pushed myself towards the surface focusing on that little window of light that was the top of the water. Today I get that same sensation as I wait for the world to become green again. Seeing the first few leaves open on my forsythia is like that little window of light on the surface of the lake. It’s telling me to hold on and keep pushing for the surface. Now in truth my forsythia will always open up a few leaves and even as early as December I’ll see a bloom or two. It won’t be full bloom for several weeks but the new leaves show that the light has changed a little. Most people think that the temperature controls when the plants awaken but it’s actually the wavelength of the light that has the most influence in when the leaves return. The forsythia is particularly sensitive to the early changes. So as they come to life we can use it as a gage of how the light is changing. I’ve not heard any here on my place but in another part of West Virginia we’re getting reports of Spring peepers warming up their chorus. It’s typical to have another late season snow or two before the very end of cold weather but it is happening.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days and.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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