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frost still adorns the leafless branches, and traces of snow can still
be seen hiding in shaded edges, the dawn of a sun-drenched day looks
full of promise. The wounds of winter protrude like scar
from lawn and driveway alike, where the snow plow driver lost his way
doing battle with the previous season. Sacrifices are made in
pursuit of the greater good. The weakened branches that were
culled from the trees when tested by winter’s weight now lie like
skeletons on an ancient battle field, awaiting a more dignified
disposal. Irrefutable evidence of the dog’s colonic capacity,
his unwillingness to plow beyond a minimal distance through deep snow,
dots the landscape like an all-too-obvious minefield. Here
there, an asphalt shingle, or a piece of aluminum trim that took flight
in fear of the wind. The traumas of winter, revealed when the
fury has passed.
the promise of that rising sun, as it marches upward
and northward, can soon be seen in the melt of the frost, and the
warmth on the shoulders. Once above the forest filter, its
will be felt, though the birds and the frogs may be first to notice.
Even the calendar pages seem to quicken a bit, as we near the
of March. Everything seems to respond to the light.
the time when the “temperate” comes back to the North Temperate Zone.
those of us at MMOGTA, the approach of April signals
the beginning of the outdoor season. Barring weather related
setbacks, the Showgrounds will be re-opened and re-populated, as the
first scheduled events of the season move near. The sense of
anticipation will build, as the dates draw nearer for the Test-N-Tune
Day and Opening Day for the T-Sled pulling season. Overhead
all around the area will creak upward to allow the softer air of spring
to replace the stale stench of winter, and long dormant engines will be
coaxed back to life. As I have annually reminded you…”Nothing
as inevitable as Spring !”
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