THIS TIME OF YEAR in Minnesota, after six-plus months of cold and grey, we welcome the greening of the land.
Slowly, on those days when the sun shines with warmth and strength, dormant grasses and plants push through the earth.
Rivers, now free of ice, flow. And waterfowl paddle the waters, hug the shorelines. Nesting.
People, too, are breaking free of winter constraints with motorcycles pulled from storage and now roaring down streets and highways.
Recreational trails offer a natural respite from everything. A place to walk or jog or bike. A place to just get away from it all for awhile. To take a mental break and renew one’s spirit.
Quieter spots exist, too, to sit for awhile. Not to contemplate that which we’ve lost. But to embrace that which we still have—a world greening with spring in Minnesota.
© Copyright 2020 Audrey Kletscher Helbling