“I thought it was spring,” said Mr. Squirrel as he walked through the garden.
“It is spring,” said Mrs. Tulip is a real live tulip. Her friends are Mrs. Robin and Mr. Squirrel. She is always happy and refreshing. She spreads her happiness around., smiling.
“It sure doesn’t look like it,” said Mr. Squirrel, looking very depressed.
“What do you mean it doesn’t look like it?” asked Mrs. Tulip, surprised.
“Everything is brown,” said Mr. Squirrel. “The leaves on the trees are brown. The grass is brown and the only fresh flowers are the tulips. It is very depressing.”
“Yes,” said Mrs. Tulip. “I do agree that everything is brown. However, it is early spring. You must remember that the tulips are the first flowers to pop up. Also, the leaves, grass and flowers need some spring rain. We haven’t had the spring rains yet. Once it rains, you will see a difference.”
“I sure hope so,” said Mr. Squirrel.
A few days went by. It had been raining quite a bit. One day, Mr. Squirrel saw that the sun was shining. He stepped outside.
“Mrs. Tulip was right,” said Mr. Squirrel to himself. “The spring rain really does make a difference to the leaves, grass and flowers. Everything is so nice and green now. The garden looks beautiful. I am so happy.”
“It is good to see you so happy,” said Mrs. Tulip, seeing that Mr. Squirrel was no longer depressed.
“The spring rains were all we needed,” said Mr. Squirrel. “I just needed to have some patience.”
“Yes,” said Mrs. Tulip. “It is always good to have some patience. It is also good to see you so happy.”
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