After a week of "warm," but rainy and depressingly cloudy weather, I can see grass along the edges of our driveway. But the grass is brown, not verdant ("green with growth"). On the way to the mailbox, however, I saw the top of a Rainbird sprinkler head, which made me smile. In a matter of weeks (6?) I will be hearing the "chk, chk, chk" sound of the impulse sprinkler head watering my lush, green lawn. . . .
Enough of this fantasy - there are still piles of dirty snow covering almost everything. But for sustenance I offer red crab apples drenched in a warm September rain. If you really crave ice and cold, check out an alternate view of the same tree by clicking here.