For all of Olesya's painstaking effort, her masterworks inevitably melted come the spring thaw. As she gently stroked their dwindling bodies, she would whisper solemnly, “We will meet again next year.”
Olesya, may also be spelt Olessia or Alesya (Russian: ?????, ?????), is a Slavic feminine name of three possible origins. It can be a variant of Slavic name Lesana (Lesya) "forest maiden", derived from the root ??? with the meaning "forest". Also can be a variant of Alexandra "defending men", from Greek a?e?? (alexo) "to defend, help" and a??? (aner) "man" (genitive a?d???). Or else a diminutive form of Slavic Olga, a variant of English, German, and Scandinavian Helga of Old Norse origin; derived from heilagr meaning "holy, blessed; successful, prosperous".