Wrinkles: Spring brings new life, new decisions

What a beautiful sight it was last week to see the morning sun shining on a yard full of fat, red-breasted robins.

With coffee cup in hand, I stood for 30 minutes watching them search for food and finding plenty in the pine straw I had raked out of the azalea bed. Some were lucky enough to pull up fat worms from the moist soil, sucking them down with vigor.

We have great expectations that spring is not far behind when those robins come flying in, and very seldom are we disappointed.The little Carolina wrens search for food in the flower pots on the deck and on the bird feeder.

The buds on the wisteria vine wrapped around a pine tree are bursting forth with a little lavender color, and some pink azaleas are in full bloom. What a glorious time of year when new life is bursting forth!

It was one of those days when my doorbell chimed and I answered to find Laura Lusk standing there with a container of soup and a plant cutting wrapped in foil. I learned the plant was named "obedience" and look forward to seeing the blooms in future months.

Laura is the lady who takes such beautiful pictures and shares them on Facebook. She also provides a great service by putting a daily devotional for those on Facebook to enjoy. She has entered a picture in a photo contest, and, with her talent, should certainly win.

Well, last week, the stadium project for North Augusta received a jolt when Aiken County Council voted against extending the tax increment financing district for the project. Project Jackson seems to be in jeopardy now. We believe that the majority of people would approve of the hotel, conference center, shops, restaurants and townhouses - all of which would be businesses that would pay for themselves - but would hesitate with the stadium.There would be no guarantee that the parking garage and stadium would not, in the future, be left for the taxpayers to fund and find a use for. If the venture is important to the people who will be the primary users, then why don't they find the funding that is needed? There are lots of pros and cons, and level heads are needed to make decisions."Wrinkles" leaves you with this thought - "Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindnesses they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives."