There was a hint of the turn of the earth yesterday. We stood in a transition, a hard one, with collisions of sharp wind and bright sunshine, soil uncovered and ice still floating, the smell of water melting and of organic matter still thawing.
It was but one day. Winter will roar again, but Spring will poke in, then grab hold of a few spots, then eventually lay over everything.
In past years, I might have reached for Silences. I do love it when it is nearly time to literally turn the earth, when remnants of chill remain, but the soil is nearly ready to turn. For no discernible reason, I picked up Aliage instead.
Turns out it was perfect. The citrus wallops back against the greens, just like the bright nearly harsh sunshine pierced the fierce wind...and the bitter wind ended up holding its own against any hope of solar warmth.
Allowing oneself a glimpse of spring at this time of year at this latitude is not for sissies.