• I have walked this south stream when to believe in spring was an act of faith. It was spitting snow and
    blowing, and within two days of being May ... But as if to assert the triumph of climate over weather,
    one ancient willow managed a few gray pussy willows, soft and barely visible against the snow-blurred
    gray background.

    Ann Zwinger (1970). “Beyond the Aspen Grove”, p.92, Big Earth Publishing