I recognize that large parts of the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere are covered with snow and ice. Here in New Mexico we had a cold January and February, but now spring is on the way.
I hereby declare spring is here, because one of our apricot trees is blooming and my bees are hard at work gathering nectar. Among beekeepers, we call it the beginning of the nectar flow. Don’t expect any honey soon because it takes a while for them to turn nectar into honey, but honey is in the works.
This is not to say we will have all warm weather. The forecast look good or the next 10 days, but historically this area, because of the altitude is prone to spring frosts and freezes. Some years early frosts kill blossoms. Some years late freezes even destroy fruit that is set. Last year we didn’t even get grapes due to a late freeze.
I write this to give hope to all of my snow bound friends in Wisconsin and snow bound cousins in New England. Spring will come. Trees will bloom, and bees will fly. Keep the faith.
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