“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus (French Novelist, Essayist and Playwright, 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1913-1960)
It has been a long winter...here and everywhere it seems. One ten inch snow storm that was amazing for this area, quickly followed by three more... each just an inch; but with cold temperatures continuing and north winds... very, very cold indeed. I tried to plant some bulbs, but the ground was frozen and forget about getting any shrubs in. Even the winter pansies seemed put out by all the extreme weather and looked quite puny. These roses are dormant now, just about ready to be pruned for the new growing season. I miss the yellow blooms and the little green spider that often made his home in the soft petals.
I thought this would be a touch of sunshine to lift my spirits... just in time for Mellow Yellow Monday.
In other news, Nyssa will be defending her master's dissertation soon and graduation is to be May 1st. It looks like she will be off on the doctorate hunt even further away from home.... say, Nevada. They made her an offer of a scholarship and teaching assistantship that she probably can't refuse. The little bird has definitely left the nest... completely and totally.
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