Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Few Good Things About a Long Winter

Last year at this time, my little corner of this world - Ringle, Wisconsin, was setting records for one of the warmest Springs on record.  We had trees budding out, green grass, know.  However, on or about this date last year, we had a hard frost and snow storm - it is Wisconsin after all.  Those tender buds froze and dropped off - hence, a bad flowering fruit tree year - no apples or cherries.  The record temperatures stopped the maple trees from doing what many in our area depend on - having sap run for syrup.   The people who depend on the income from these industries were really hurting.  

So, as I look out the window this morning, listening to my furnace "kick in", I won't be disappointed in the weather.  Mother Nature might have Spring coming a little late - when it does finally arrive it will be so much sweeter - along with the abundant maple syrup.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

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