Midwinter spring season seems to be getting longer in Southeastern Ontario 

T.S. Eliot wrote in ‘Little Gidding’- a poem with the most perfect lines in verse: We shall not cease from exploration/ and the end of all our exploring/ Will be to arrive where we started/ And know the place for the first time- that ‘midwinter spring is its own season… between melting and freezing the soul’s sap quivers.’ I don’t like early spring or late fall because the ice and snow isn’t thick enough for fishing or snowshoeing, and it’s muddy and seemingly desolate. It seems to me that this period of freezing and thawing is getting longer every year in southeastern Ontario, almost to the point that we don’t have a winter at all and the spring is just deferred and deferred. Still, Eliot also wrote that ‘all shall be well and/ All manner of thing shall be well/ By the purification of the motive/ In the ground of our beseeching.’ 

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