Even on the gloomy days, things worth seeing
Try to walk and look a little every day
even when it's gray and cold.
You might think we'd once and for all get over it, yet it's
always a revelation to see that there is no hard line between this
year and next. Plants keep growing when they can.
We can just admire the garden from the window, but two steps
out the door and we can see fresh green worth
Pansy seedlings! Probably Johnny jump-ups, which may be
blooming during a February thaw. Now we know where to look for that
sight, which will be so welcome then.
We might even drop an old milk crate over these volunteers
to protect them from the rabbits, who may graze here before we can
see any bloom.