The east wind waits before East Gate,

While we ride horses seeking the old glen.

Men, like wild geese, keep the promise of return,

While the past, like a spring dream, leaves no trace. …~Su Shi

Sony RX100 III 7/2.8 1/400s 14.7mm 800 ISO

When I was so much younger than I am today, December was the month of anticipation.  The movement of time from the beginning of winter break until Christmas crawled slower than a snail.  Today, winter is the season of anticipation…winter advisories, wind chill, snow-covered sidewalks…and most importantly…the awakening of spring.