Fast Away…

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!

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We’ve been waiting for this. For snow. For cold. For a productive gray sky and clean north wind. For a sense of something normal, however fleeting.

It’s been somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 and a half months since there was any appreciable moisture from above. October and November netted us a whopping .16″. That’s less than a quarter inch of precipitation in 61 days. Today’s snow might leave behind as much as the last two months’ total, and we’re glad for it.

Long term forecasts show the dry weather continuing. But for one dreamy Sunday, we have a little Winter.

As this old year passes, it’s time to consider what may be passing with it. Drought combined with rising water costs signal the passing of my original vision for the flat corner lot. So, before it has become a fully expressed garden, I will begin taking it in a new direction. With so many questions yet to ask,  Gardenhood goes on.

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!
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8 thoughts on “Fast Away…

    • Donna, it’s true, another dry winter has some ramifications that are hard to face. The snow is little like a long-lost friend: when it shows up you’re mighty glad to see it, and you sure hope it won’t overstay its welcome.

    • Jason, with many of my relatives still in the upper midwest, I understand how quickly things can change thereabouts. May you receive moderation in all things weather!

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