Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Springwater Holds Warmth

Mark S has written about the second micro-season, The Springwater Holds Warmth, of the mini-season Minor Cold. This micro-season runs from January 11 through January 15. He then discusses the season and a little about water.

To read his whole blog on this season check out

He also invites readers to both read haiku from the masters as well as write haiku related to the micro-season as he describes it.

This pedometer geek writer wrote the following haiku:

winter evening
in our hot tub
~Nancy Brady, 2022

fluffy snowflakes melt
in the hot tub
–winter solstice
~Nancy Brady, 2022

To check out the poems and other comments from other readers, read to the end, and make a comment, too.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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8 Responses to Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Springwater Holds Warmth

  1. JC home says:

    This brings back a memory. I tried a hot tub in the snow once a long time ago. It was snowing about 6 inches above the water. I wasn’t crazy about the whole experience though.

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    • JC, I can understand your feelings about your hot tub experience.

      I have to admit it was more fun when I was younger. The older I get the less I enjoy getting cold transferring from the hot tub back into the house. I don’t mind the snow; I actually like that, but not being cold.


      • JC home says:

        Yeah. I do kind of like the snow, but I hate the cold. That is why we left Connecticut. Too cold and 20 inches of snow I had to shovel off the roof.
        I think it should only snow in August. It’s much warmer then. lol

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  2. I am like you, JC. I like snow, but not a big fan of cold. The older I get, the less I like the cold (or it bothers me more, I don’t know which). Maybe that’s why I have to talk myself into using the hot tub more now than in the past. Actually, my husband isn’t even sure he wants to keep it, being more trouble than what it is worth.

    You are funny, but I think you have a good idea. July and August for snow because it doesn’t last like the hail that sometimes appears then.


  3. Mark S says:

    Hi Nan, thanks for sharing your work! I am one of those strange people that like the cold weather more than the hot weather. I say bring on the snow! Well, maybe bring on the snow in 1 or 2-inch snowfalls and then let it stay at 29 degrees while I shovel and clean the driveway.

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    • Hi Mark,
      I don’t think you are strange; I actually like snow and shoveling it. On the other hand, I am not excited about ice or cold. If it could stay just about 30 degrees, I’d be happy. I do like heat, too.

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  4. Jules says:

    I knew a gal who had a heated pool! Hot tub is too small 😉
    Anyway… no snow, but hot-tub on a cruise last year… wasn’t quite dark enough to see the stars.

    I went to a man made waterfall in Maui… the water was cold. I did get in. The cold burn goes away after a bit… it is the getting out that is tricky!

    I’ll take the ‘spa’ in the gym – no bugs. No stars either though.

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  5. Wow, you went into a cold waterfall? Not sure I’d be too up for that although I walked up some waterfalls near Ocho Rios in Jamaica a l-o-n-g time ago. I can only be glad it was in August because it was cold enough water.

    The bay was interesting, too, because we snorkeled there, and the water would go from warm (ocean) to cold (one of the rivers) and then back again. Thanks for bringing back good memories with your Maui story, Jules.

    Spa and no bugs? Good. No stars? Sad.


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