Our region in western New York is a very special place! With its magnificent rolling hills, expansive beautiful valleys, and majestic lake plains....our region stands out as a wonderland of nature. With our four seasons of the year, there is something very special about our region... be it summer, fall, winter and spring. We have now entered that bountifully flourishing season which follows the cold winter weather. The following poem- which I have written- sets the downbeat, tone, score, pitch, and cadence...figuratively speaking of course... for the appreciation of the wonderfully dynamic season we call "Spring".


Natures' orchestra is assembling for the downbeat
For the spring season to begin with the score.
Each orchestral section is readying with precision
For the harmony of spring sounds galore!

Soon, the leaves on trees will be awakening
As sap returns from roots to their prime.
And the leafy lace on trees make their appearance
Dressed for the melodious awakening spring time.

The early spring flowers will sprout from their winter nesting
With purple crocus and white snowdrops sublime.
And daffodils and yellow forsythia dress in their royal colors
As they await the downbeat for budding time.

The return of the birds from winter vacation-land
We anxiously await, the first sign that they're here.
As we listen for their chirping at morning's sunrise
And their symphonic melodies of musical cheer.

The farmers and gardeners are anxiously waiting
To turn the soil over, having it ready... and in prime.
For the season's planting of new spring seedlings
With the conductor's downbeat signaling "it's time".

This is the score for the concert we are awaiting
The orchestra is eager to begin its composition.
The notes are there... and soon the downbeat will be given
For the symphonic magnificent transposition.

--- Poem by Robert L. Heichberger