The Four Seasons of Aurora Gardens
This is our most special place in the world.
Air so fresh only the fragrance of evergreens signals the senses.
First spring light reveals a blanket of mist over lake and meadow.
Water thundering in the spillway, the call of morning birds,
a doe and her fawn crossing the dam
- all insist the world is alive.
On summer afternoons children romp in clear Lake Mariah.
Grandma and Grandpa nap in the shade of a tree,
dreaming of the wonders of youth.
Later, a night bird calling his mate fills the evening hush.
Fall brings skies so blue you squint your eyes just to look.
Woodland trails present a colorful forest flavored by
the magic brushes of a thousand elves.
Refreshing winter winds dash countless snow flakes
against a sleeping park.
We gather by the hearth,
a blazing fire warms the heart and renews the soul.
Once this special place touches you,
the wind never blows cold again.
~R. William Reinke ~