Love makes every season turn

Love makes every season turn

As chilly and bleak as the end of winter may seem, there is much anticipation as signs of spring turn up everywhere. Late winter is special too. Take a moment, bundle up and head our way to experience the last cozy month of winter and take a walk in one of our many wonderful conservation areas.

Don’t hurry spring
the wind still trembles
in the empty trees
and dead geraniums stand still
in Spanish Harlem window boxes.
Another week perhaps
when skaters leave the pond.  Now for awhile longer
we can have the park to ourselves.
I need a while more with you just now,
there are some things
I don’t yet know.  Do you like the color blue
do I worry you when I frown
where were you
when I was growing up and needed somebody?

Rod McKuen
-from “Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows,” 1966

Columbia County Conservation Areas
Borden’s Pond Conservation Area
1628 Rt 203, Chatham
Drowned Land Swamp Conservation Area
653 County Route 3, Ancram
Greenport Conservation Area
54 Daisy Hill Rd, off Joslen Blvd, Greenport
Hand Hollow Conservation Area
387 Gale Hill Rd or 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon
High Falls Conservation Area
540 Roxbury Road, Philmont
Ooms Conservations Area at Sutherland Pond
480 Rock City Road, Chatham
Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area
503 Carson Road, Ancram
Schor Conservation Area
58 Cemetery Rd, Canaan
Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area
1452 County Rt 21, Ghent
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