"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
~ Hal Borland ~
I love the aliveness of the spring, but I am always sad to see winter go. I love the cold fresh air, wearing down jackets, and feeling cozy inside. I love the gentle warmth of winter sunlight and sparkling morning frost.
The spring is lovely as it bursts forth into bloom, but the winter always seems to slip out the back door without our even saying thank you or farewell, so I want to acknowledge it here and give it its due.
I bid goodbye to winter and pause for a moment to express my gratitude for the gifts of the cold.