#SOL22: Seasons

The one word that captures all of winter

in Iowa


The one word that captures all of spring

in Iowa


or is it


The two collided on Sunday.

And we’ve been off kilter ever since.

Some flowers refuse to open.

Last night the temps dropped to 26.

Below freezing.

Two seasons simultaneously shredding the joy and anticipation of spring.

No black and white decision.

No “either/or” possibility.



What else coexists in nature or in life that seems to be two complete opposites?


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6 responses

  1. How I can relate to this. We have had snow overnight. Now, the sun is shining brightly. I don’t know what season we are in anymore.

    1. The season that is half winter and half spring. We are to have three days in the 70s by the end of the week. The last two times that happened . . . we had tornados.
      So not helpful!

  2. Oh no, daffodils and snow should never be in the same photograph together! I’m so ready for spring to choose to be here and for an end to all this seasonal back and forth.

    1. So true, Larkin!
      It is getting quite tiresome!

  3. Fran, snow and no flowers seem to be the talk of the town no matter where I look. Your flowers shivering in the cold is a typical photo these days. It is the right time for me to bring my Winter’s Embrace Gallery to the public eye. May I add your photo and the caption What else coexists in nature or in life that seems to be two complete opposites?

    1. Carol, yes and thank you for the inclusion!

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