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I love the red and white of a blueberry field in the winter....waves of plants and snow.

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January ice and snow…
coat the fields,
especially the blueberries,
that suffer in an open winter.
January thaw is expected,
not too long, but just right,
for a short respite from
deep freeze cold and snow.
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A blueberry field January 22, 2012. .Growers say that blueberries need a good cover of winter snow to be healthy plants in the spring.

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February invites Canadian
cold and snow,
that didn’t arrive the month
before.
February is thankfully short,
hopeful for an early spring…
hope runs eternal on the coast
Downeast in Maine.
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In March, my forty plus old
tulips in their gowns
of red and yellow,
appear against the cellar wall
where it’s toasty warm
from the suns
warming rays …
it’s spring when they peak out,
green leaves at first,
letting me know
all is right in the world,
spring is here.
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This is the only photo I have of my treasured yellow and red tulip in 2011. I apologize for the poor quality...the camera needed replacing and I didn't realize it. Some years the tulips have been even smaller than this.

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April, if we’re lucky,
May if not,
we get to see the lovely canopy
of spring green” as the trees
leaf out getting ready to shade
us from the summer sun.
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A painting of Maine trees dressed in spring colors. Some of you may have seen this...It was painted for an Alzheimer and related diseases Center that is being buildt.

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Nature works hard
on the Downeast coast of Maine,
bringing natures beauty on land,
natures bounties
from the sea.
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Written January 19, 2012