Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A Letter to Old Man Winter - Time of Vicissitude - W4W
This winter has been a time of ups and downs and flip-flops--a time of fluctuation.
One day we have 60 degree (F) weather, and the next we have an ice storm--a time of unpredictability.
For a few days, my garden seems dormant and at rest, and then it seems as if it is preparing for an early spring--a time of constant change. I am joining Donna at Garden Walk Garden Talk for Word 4 Wednesday, Time.
I have found myself disappointed at times that this winter has not been a winter of shivering weather and snow-covered landscapes. And so, I thought I would send a letter to The One.
A letter to Old Man Winter--
Dear Mr. Winter,
Oh Illustrious One who paints a palette of white and gray and delights many with rest and repose, I write you a letter to make a humble request.
Before I make my request, I would like to ask, Your Silver Majesty, if you are doing well? Have you partaken of enough sustenance and pause to be your robust and charismatic self? We all know you as an old and wise seer of all things seasonally cold and frosty. Are you well, Oh Alabaster Prophet? I only ask out of concern for your well-being.
I ask about your health, Oh Pearly Sage, because it seems as if your energies have been focused on only a few areas this winter instead of the entire northern hemisphere. We often look forward to your visits, gracing us with sparkly reflections of snow and frigid days that bring us closer to the fireplace. Your presence captivates us with enchanted forests, offers a haven with small makeshift igloos for garden plants, and provides us all, garden and gardener, with a much needed respite. Are you strong enough to come for a visit? Or was it that you were merely awaiting an invitation?
Oh Fair and Frosty King of the Crystal Palace, I hereby formally request the honor of your presence to our Winter Ball. All the preparations have been made as we have been patiently waiting for your appearance. Please come and bring your alchemistic wand to layer us with a cloak of delicate snowflakes that shimmers like nacre and captivates us with scenes of otherworldly beauty. We welcome you with open arms and anticipate your arrival.
Your humble servant,
The Sage Butterfly Gardener
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