Early Summer

With azaleas, magnolia, and dogwood in glory, 

Summer’s here early– what’s the story?

Searching for mates are tree frogs and gators.

We’ll have three crops of melons and ‘maters.

Back to the South have flown starlings and ducks;

Back to the North have flown Canadians (Canucks).

Unusual Feb - we go swimming and biking,

And work up a sweat in our running and hiking.

We’re told to prepare for some fast global warming

The proof is in absence of new glaciers forming.

Opposing views are held by deniers,

But what greater proof than these multiple fires?

Seems that our climate has gradually warmed,

(Though on my windshield today some ice had formed.)