"...Can Spring Be Far Behind?"
Are you catching ‘cabin fever’? Does it seem like an unusually long winter in your section of the country? How about the snow, do you still have snow where you live? In the Great Smokey Mountains’ foothills the last snow has finally melted and we are finally beginning to think spring.
Global Warming - please - just look around
Is there anyone that is not looking forward to an early spring? Personally can you be found guilty of glancing at the calendar to determine just how much longer will we linger in the pangs of this winter’s chill? Global Warming - please - just look around Al Gore, as America digs itself out of yet another record snow that blankets most all the country’s land mass. For one period of time I heard that 49 of the 50 states had snow on the ground this past month during another of the season’s snow storms. People are asking, “Is there no relief…”, and as we watch the weather reports on TV we see that another storm is building and with an uncertain path ahead we must all just wait and see if we will once again be buried or snowed in for another week adding to our already unfortunate feelings of ‘cabin fever’.
robins in my front yard...
This morning my mind retrieved a line from a poem once read during bygone days at college which goes something like – “O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” from Ode to the West Wind by PB Shelley. Can you remember this much snow, ever? Even though I loved winter and snow as a child, I find myself now looking forward to the warmth of spring. Last weekend the outside temperature reached 60°+ F. and I had even noticed some robins in my front yard. As my mom used to tell me, “that was just a weather breeder, we still have a lot of winter in front of us”, she would say. It was nice enough to stand outside without a jacket and I looked for the earliest signs of spring. The Crocus, but they were just beginning to burst through the soil on the south side of the house last weekend. I’ll give them a few more weeks then check again for tiny buds.
it won't be as long as it has been...
As the crocus bloom we will notice the jonquils and daffodils that soon follow and before we know it the forsythia bushes will bloom that bright yellow blooms even before the leaves of foliage appears. The temperatures will begin to rise and we will notice longer days once again as the sun rises in the sky each day. If it would all happen as quickly as we just mentioned it that would be great, but as with anything in life that is really and truly appreciated, it all takes time. Many would say we’ve waited all winter and while that’s true, nature might just deal us another round or two of snow storm depending on just where you happen to live.
Spring is coming and one thing we can say with certainty - it won’t be as long as it has been…
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