For my friend Dale, some red flowers to melt the ice this winter:
These flowers are to remind you that spring follows winter and summer follows spring, and you’ll be able to stroll in the garden and smell the flowers.
Dale – like many other Canadians this February – is bravely but unhappily bearing up under the brutal cold and snow.
“Yup…. snowed under.
Frozen as the brass balls on the proverbial monkey — effing February.
I did take time from shoveling, freezing and ranting to note that you didn’t make it here this month. Not surprised. There’s a reason bears hibernate.
It all makes me want to eat donuts and I don’t even like donuts! ”
Cheer up, Dale!
These red Bee Balm are meant to be a balm for your winter-weary spirit.
But I think Dale may have already lost her sense of humour over this winter weather:
“Today the sun is shining but ‘extreme cold warning’….
I wish those people on the radio would piss off…. we know it’s cold… enuf already.
Remind me: why did you leave Jamaica??”
Dale, thanks for making me smile. I hope these flowers do the same for you. Deo Volente, better days are ahead!
Dedicated to Dale and everyone who is trying to get through this cold weather.