Poor Will’s Almanack for the second week of Late Spring
At winter solstice, the sun rose at the far southern corner of the Danielson's house across the street from my window. At equinox, the sun came up over Lil's house.
And at summer solstice, it will rise in the northwest between Jerry's house and Lil's. The original owners of these three places have moved or died, but still I use the houses to measure course of the sun and the progress of the year. But they do that only from my window. Disconnected from that view, they lose their astronomical significance.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the first week of Late Spring.
Some people I know have been a little uneasy with the beautiful spring weather this year.
At first, the sun and heat were were great blessings. For a while, everyone was excited by the abrupt end of winter - by the lack, in fact, of any appreciable winter at all. For a while, I went around saying, "I love global warming!"
Authorities say more environmental cleanup will be needed after a fire at a Springfield fuel company created thick black smoke and left officials monitoring oil that spilled into a nearby tributary of a creek.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of Middle Spring, the week of Cross-Quarter Day, April 21st.
Surely, there is a great Word being put together here, writes Wendell Berry, "I begin to hear it gather in the opening of the flowers and the leafing-out of the trees.... in my thoughts, moving in the hill's flesh.