The hydrangea and the crabapple tree
awoke in frozen state.
“Remind me,” said each to the other,
“what is the real date?”
They shivered and shrugged
and tried to remember
if they slept through the summer
and woke up in December.
Thus, below freezing, did yesterday begin. And thus did we shiver through the day. Blossoms on the trees held a hundred times their weight in heavy snow, and thus did pink and white branches lie broken on the ground. We had hail, snow, rain, bright sunshine, perfect calm, roaring winds and thunder in dizzying display, and thus did Nature growl at us to take nothing for granted.
Wishing you a good Earth Day, dear reader!