Friday, February 15, 2008

All Of The Good News ...

Hellebore, © Joan Z. Rough, 2008

This is a beautiful time of the year. Things are beginning to happen in the garden ... the hellebores are beginning to bloom, daffodils are poking through crusty earth, camellia's pink buds are swelling and of course the weeds are thriving! Spring is making promises ... warmth, flowers, rebirth. If I didn't love the fall most, this would be my favorite time of year. There may still be cold, blustery days ahead ... even some ice or snow. But there are no doubts as to where we are heading! It is evident in every ray of sunshine, in every breath of sweet, fresh air.

It's the same at the primaries. Virginia in all of her glory is chanting "Change," along with all of the other citizens of this country who are finally saying, "enough is enough! Out with the old, In with the new." It is all within reach now! No more politics of fear!! We are breathing the essence of hope and optimism!

Zoe with her Science Trophy, February, 2008, photo by Lisa Rough

This is one of the little people of the world we need the change for. My sweet grandchild, Zoe, was one of three in her school to win a trophy for her science project. This is the first time a second grader has won this award. The winners have always been in the upper grades. Her project was to discover which animal, a dog or a cat, is easiest to train. Bravo, for Zoe and all of the other young people of this world who hold so much potential!! We must leave them a world full of hope and promise!


Lucy said...

What an adorable little imp!
And very heartening to hear your optimism about the coming changes, it's certainly something we all need.
Cold though it is, spring won't be held down.

paris parfait said...

Congrats to the clever Zoe! And yes, change - we need it urgently! Let's hope the momentum keeps rolling down that track and isn't derailed by negative attacks/dirty tricks of old. Am so tired of the evil that men do - particularly that sanctioned and practiced by our current administration! Beautiful photos of Zoe and the flower. xo

marja-leena said...

Lovely granddaughter, lovely time of year ahead!
Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

How proud you must be - and I'm encouraged to know the world will have bright young people like Zoe to carry on in the future!

mom&muppet said...

yeah, zoe! what a darling! we love our grand-daughters'! she's as refreshing as the daffodils poking their heads out to verify that winter is almost a goner!!!!!!