We couldn't have had a more beautiful day,
Or a more lovely display of spring.
It was a wonderful ride with blue skies
And every imaginable shade of green.
We woke to birds singing in dogwoods,
And arrived to fireworks on the lake,
From the peace of sunrise in the forest,
To a display that made the skies shake.
This area is like another country,
In another, more southern, hemisphere.
There are differences in how we show
Homage for what we hold dear.
We have different body clocks;
This is a night time town.
The evening workers are getting up
When the farmers are laying down.
It may be a bit backward for most,
Peaceful mornings and noisy nights.
What better example of our two lives
Than this difference in joy's delight?