Gardening & Wildlife
  Gardening in our yards or watching the local wildlife provides great enjoyment to the residents of RIVERWIND.  Some yards show particular knowledge and skill as landscapers.  The wildlife is active all year long and quite varied.  Many residents feed the birds and other animals that surround the community.  
Christmas Long Ago
By Jo Geis

Frosty days and ice-still nights,
Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights,
Sound of sleigh bells in the snow,
That was Christmas long ago.

Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee,
Icy-window filigree,
Sugarplums and candle glow,
Part of Christmas long ago.

Footsteps stealthy on the stair,
Sweet-voiced carols in the air,
Stocking hanging in a row,
Tell of Christmas long ago.

Starry nights so still and blue,
Good friends calling out to you,
Life, so fact, will always slow…
For dreams of Christmas long ago.