watercolor by Ed Parkinson
watercolor by Ed Parkinson

Signs of Spring are everywhere! Take time to enjoy a breath of fresh air – cast a line and catch a fish, go to the park, clean out the garage, learn a new organic gardening technique and plan your garden! This week renew your acquaintance with the earth at these terrific events:

Opening Day of Trout Season
Clifford Spring Clean Up and Recycling
Waverly Comm Garden and Gift Show Show
Green Gardening Program at Salt Springs Park
National Park Week, Fee Free Week at Steamtown
Earth Day Program at the University of Scranton
Mountain View Garden Club Program

Spring Meadow


“April is the cruelest month” begins t.s. eliot’s poem “The Wasteland”. Certainly, sources of suffering in this world are evident near and far: cold rain, wet snow, tsunamis, ill health, nations struggling against themselves, harsh words between loved ones.

Often obscured by such occurrences, the source of joy and happiness exists indomitable within us all. This source? Choice.

When we choose progression over destruction, service to others over self, kindness over cruelty, contentment within us emerges helping to dispel the suffering of the world, near or far.

Repeatedly making “The Healthy Choice” causes us to become as content and blissful as the horses tasting the first sweet tender shoots of Spring as they emerge from ground that recently seemed lifeless, buried deep in cold snow.