Between the Seasons

We have crossed the many thresholds that mark the transition from winter to spring. We passed Washington’s birthday; meteorological winter ended on March 1; our man-imposed measure of time shifted, a blip pushing the sunrise back before seven for a few days; and the closing hour of the grocery was set back an hour. St. Patrick’s Day, which seems to have become the first true volley of spring — or last hurrah of winter — has come and gone and the span of weeks including one-boat days ended.
The first little flowers have bloomed,

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