How's the Weather

Sharing Stories

Trees of All Seasons

How’s the Weather?

Summer time sauna hot

Searching for a shady spot

Ice cubes roll in noisy clink

Melting into lemony drink

Remembering another season

Spinning fan breezy reason

Nature waved her magic wand

Sharp skates laced by frozen pond

Figure-eight’s grooved infinity rut

Skaters raced landing on their butt

Laughter echoed in the cold

Thawed in memories now retold

Summer, fall, winter, spring

Seasons change like a mood ring

Springtime rhyme, April showers

Watery days bring May flowers

Another conversation ebb and flow

“How’s the weather?” joy or woe

April Ryan is a talented poet and retired Seattle bus driver.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

SHARING STORIES is featured on www.northwestprimetime.com, the website for Northwest Prime Time, a monthly publication for baby boomers, seniors, retirees, and those contemplating retirement. The newspaper can be found in the greater Seattle area and other Puget Sound locations. For more information, call 206-824-8600 or visit www.northwestprimetime.com. To find other SHARING STORIES articles on this website type "sharing stories" in the search function above.

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