“Seasons change and so did I.” Those are lyrics from a song made famous by The Guess Who, a popular rock group from my younger era.
As the seasons revolve, and as we begin a new year with winter and all the elements that accompany it, I find myself thinking about the grandeur that wintertime brings. As I drive down a country back road I see Mother Nature at rest. Fields that were covered with green grass and wildflowers just a season ago now lie brown and dormant. Acres upon acres of soil that grew wheat and corn lie bare, catching their earthly breath to do it all over again. Trees stand leafless and bare, yet stately, waiting to show their beauty on a frosty sunlit morning.
I think about the winter season and the beauty it beholds. I think about the land at rest and the anticipation of another seasonal change. Hence another bit of poetry I penned as seasons change and so did I.
I was out a plantin’ just the other day
Next to me I was smellin’ a field of newly mowed hay
‘Neath of me the soil, I’ve worked for many years
Over me the sky, filled with joys and fears
Joy from the sun and the ever needed rain
Fear from the storms that cause so many pain
Pondering and a thinking how much we really owe
To God for taking care of all of us below.
Terry Hobbs is the board president for Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. He is also a member of Western Cooperative Electric’s Board of Trustees in WaKeeney.