A Poem Gleaning Facts from Farmer’s Almanac

Unsettled weather, versus unstable weather
is there a difference? All I wanted from that
revered book was sunshine to plant the Cannas
and get the bulbs in, so the Gladiolus would
bloom by July.

Last autumn the book warned about severe winter,
and we hunkered down. But the fur on the squirrels
didn’t get thicker, and my mind said, “Look
at nature first.” The squirrels stayed trim without
a thick coat, and their tails were not all fluffy; hell!
my winter was balmy and more than bearable!

So much for reading The Almanac!

ZSA_MD  April 3rd NPM.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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7 Responses to A Poem Gleaning Facts from Farmer’s Almanac

  1. We had some snow today. I’m still waiting for spring.

  2. Ha! Love this! It made me laugh! 😛 Yes, often watching nature gives us more info than The Farmer’s Almanac! 😀
    Reminds me of an old comedy bit a friend told me about. The comedian was a weather man who would tell the weather by looking out the window of the radio station. He’d say, “Right now it’s windy outside. And sunny. Later, when the sun goes down, it will be dark and cooler than it is right now.” And such! 😀
    HUGS!!! 😉

  3. FromtheChurchoftheToastedCoconutDoughnut says:

    Ha! Indeed. Our robins never left. Not even in January. It was a strange year.

  4. You are right,Zakiah, the authentic gardener are part of the nature and read all of its signs . They ave experienced along their life . But even them , they remain modest and adapt themselves to the weather they get.
    Love ❤
    Michel

  5. Please read :the authentic gardeners are part of the nature and read all of its signs . They have experienced along their life . .
    I regret we cannot edit the comments to correct them!

  6. 🙂 One really never knows what the weather is going to do.

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