Friday, April 15, 2016


Tara gave us "south" this week for the 100 Word Challenge. having finally gotten the peas in today (here in the north), this is where I went...

Bitter wind blew, raising goose bumps on the back of her neck. The long running winter had almost broken her will.

The stubborn daffodils, refusing to be held at bay kept her from giving up completely.

She stood in the yard, waiting for the dog to finish investigating the frosted grass. 

Her breath exited in cold cast miniature clouds. 

As she shivered in her light jacket, the dog raised a nose to the wind.

She curiously lifted her own muted sense to sniff the air.

Her eyes widened in delight.

Ever so faint, from the south, she smelled spring arrive.


  1. Living in Florida, spring comes early. I'm glad to send a little of our warmth your way.

  2. ahhhhhhhhhhhh - there is that smell of spring. :)

  3. We put our peas in on the 20th and it felt so late and chilly still, but yes... I do smell spring to the south!