“I wonder if the sap is stirring yet,
If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate,
If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun
And crocus fires are kindling one by one:
Sing robin, sing:
I still am sore in doubt concerning Spring.”
–  Christina Rossetti


My midnight visitor was back last night – a huge white-tailed jackrabbit (prairie hare) that gambols in the snow and makes himself at home in my yard.

rabbitHis latest tracks remind me of my own “path” – linear and predictable but every once in a while there is time out for a frolic or two.

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard