22 S by Bevely

S is for Spring

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S is for Spring – which has finally made a permanent presence here in South Western Ontario. With  snow and ice late in April and still some frost warnings even last week, I despaired of ever seeing Spring.

But there are now flowers growing in gardens, magnolia trees blossoming and grass growing so long, it is needing its second mowing.

For me, spring means a farewell to winter finally and a time for warmer weather. Here’s a poem I wrote using a common form:

Here’s a tribute to spring as we say goodbye to winter:

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
Goodbye to winter coats and boots
Hello to jackets and runners

Goodbye to frigid temperatures and snow
Hello to warmer weather and rain

Goodbye to slipping and sliding on ice
Hello to sloshing and stamping in rain puddles

Goodbye to furnaces and closed up houses
Hello to windows flung open

New life, green grass, mud and sun – welcome spring.

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Flowers though, are my true favourites. Here to provide a touch of beauty are a few flowers growing in our gardens.

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I was finally able to put out my hanging baskets and planters. Last to plant will be the tomatoes and peppers – maybe next week.

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But it does mean dandelions – I spend at least an hour today getting rid of them from our lawn. I am still sore!

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The days will get warmer, more flowers will bloom and summer will soon be here. I plan to enjoy Spring now that it has really arrived.

 

 

21-S by Beverley

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This week at ABC Wednesday, S gets centre stage.

S is for Saskatchewan, one of the prairie provinces in Canada.

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It became a province in 1904 and is noted as being the first place in North America to have a social-democratic party, which was elected in 1944.

There is a population of just over a million people in the whole province – about half are in the capital Regina and Saskatoon. The north is only sparsely populated.

The economy of the province is based on agriculture (wheat and canola are huge, as is beef cattle); mining (potash and uranium mainly) and oil

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I have flown over this relatively flat province several times but visited just once.

Check here to see where to go and what to see in this province, where rivers abound and there’s great fishing and lots of outdoor activities.

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