Anticipations: Past and Future

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We are snowbirds, and this year we had to leave Michigan just as the fall color was beginning. I didn’t really want to leave my beloved landscape of farmer’s fields and trees. But my anticipation for visiting the Naples, Florida Botanical Gardens was growing.

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My heart smiled in anticipation of palm trees, bamboo, and orchids growing in trees. But the Thanksgiving holiday was fast approaching and we had tickets to fly north again. I giggled in anticipation of snow. Last year we didn’t see any in December.

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This year we have had bone-chilling cold and a steady fall of new snow, resulting in an aching body and clipped wings. If only I could go out and play in the snow. My world here has become pretty black & white and my anticipation for the warm sun on my back and cool breeze on my face is growing. On January 1 we spread our wings and fly back to Florida – with a little help from Delta wings.

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Now my anticipation is growing for another morning walk on the beach. We will settle in there and be content – until late March when I will begin to anticipate, with great yearning, the awakening of spring in Michigan.

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m trying to figure out if I get excited by the snow or just remember the excitement I used to feel with every snowfall. What I feel most is the ache in my body. πŸ˜€

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  1. I grew up in Michigan and moved to Texas in 75. I go back and forth now and miss the Autumn and am just starting to miss the first month of winter… may have something to do with hot flashes. πŸ™‚ enjoyed your post.

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