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The Hints of Spring
2/16/2005 11:59:08 AM

On Valentine's Day I brought a card and a heart-shaped box of candy to my mother. She enjoyed the card and candy so much, and our visit was very pleasant. It reminded me that the seemingly little things in life, such as visiting a loved one, can mean so much.

It is cold here in Eugene, but the sun is shining through my office window. Periwinkle and pink violets are starting to bloom, and one valiant primrose is striving to blossom. The damp, foggy days of early February seem long gone, though they are apt to return just as I least suspect it. The spring rains will come, and people will grumble as they always do. Everyone, except those of us who moved here from colder climates. We tolerate the rain better than the native Oregonians, because we don't have to shovel the rain.

The forsythia will open soon, and already I can see the buds on the maple tree. Birds and squirrels flock to the feeders in my back yard. The hints of spring warm the day as much as the sunshine.



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