Monday, April 22, 2013

May Lizards?

Spring is not for the faint of heart, especially if one is a flora or fauna! No sooner does the alfalfa leaves start popping out everywhere than the mercury plunges to 16° or the snow piles up again. Some of the cool season grasses like garrison, brome, or crab grass are growing, but sometimes the cold turns their tips a purplish tinge. Yesterday, the cattle were seeking shade by afternoon; today, they’ll be thrilled if the sun comes out.

The robins and meadowlarks are still singing, their high spirits apparently not dampened by the heavy, wet snow. I read that meadowlarks weave grasses together to make a roof over their nest to keep out the elements. If they can design and construct an awning as well as they can carry a tune, then I’m quite certain that it will be snow-proof!

If "April showers bring May flowers", what do April blizzards bring? 

“The birds nest beside the streams
    and sing among the branches of the trees.
You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home,
    and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor.
You cause grass to grow for the livestock
    and plants for people to use.
You allow them to produce food from the earth.”
–PSALM 104:12-14 (NLT)

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