a “soft word” on the first day of spring

The crocus beckons like homemade liqueur—each one a glassful of sunlight. The crocus is a soft word in my ear Marion McCready’s poem Look to the Crocus. Today is the official first day of spring, but the crocus has been blooming for a couple of weeks, and the grape hyacinth is next. I usually plant… Continue reading a “soft word” on the first day of spring

Gardening and Writing

“Making compost is rather like living. If you wait until you can do a perfect job, you’ll never get started. Better to make a start and learn as you go.” Ann Mendenhall   A review of local literary journal, Greenwoman Magazine. When we moved to Colorado Springs our backyard consisted of a concrete slab sidewalk that… Continue reading Gardening and Writing