“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
Anne Bradstreet, English-American poet.
Anne Bradstreet is called the "first American poet," and I love her poetry. It is from the heart and mostly about her daily life, which included losing children to diseases in the New World, house fires, and a deep love for her home and the things that reminded her of her life in England.
Winter prairie sunset
Robins normally leave Minnesota in the fall. While it's not unusual to see a few stragglers up until Christmas, I am still seeing large flocks this year. This flock covered many trees, and I estimate that there were at least 100, probably more. I wonder what they are finding to eat and how they are surviving the extremely cold temperatures we have had. I am happy to see them, though, because they do remind me that hope of a glorious spring isn't so awfully far away.
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