Pampas grass in the sun

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a little sunshine on my shoulders. The days are getting longer and I’m getting itchy for spring. Are the daffodils coming up yet? Is it time to trim the rose bush? Those are spring thoughts. When you have those thoughts while its below freezing outside its time for a change of seasons.

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “sunshine” or on some topic suggested by the image.

Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Sunshine”

  1. The plastic chairs are waiting in the balcony . All piled up . Waiting for sunshine . Someone brought out a cot too . The plants have not yet flowered , The buds are hiding beneath bulky calyxes.

    This year the winter has has gone far too long . Last night it drizzled , and the extra sweaters were pulled out of the cupboard . Last night the heater worked full time ,again , after one week of sunny respite . So it is foggy again , today morning . The trains honk , desperately , pleadingly . No other sounds are audible . Not even birds chirp . They haven’t even acknowledged the morning , with their usual chirps . I couldn’t hear the milkman coming , let alone see him . But he must have come , for packets are hanging at my doorstep .

    All doors are closed and no morning walkers walk on the roads .

    All are waiting for sunshine .

  2. I’ve counted them.
    Three days of sunshine
    since the year began.
    Three days of light,
    three days of drying mud.
    Come summer, we will look to the sky,
    pray for rain, worry over gardens
    and dust.
    Now, in February,
    what we have is rain.
    No sun.
    No snow.
    Just three days
    to lift our faces to old Sol,
    glory in the magic of his warmth.
    Three days.
    Better than no days at all.

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