The Spring Thing


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Check it out. There’s a day in the forecast where the temperature is going to be over 80° f. It hasn’t been over 80 degrees here since October 15th! That’s over 6 months ago. Not only that, but it was only two weeks ago when the last remnants of Mt. Maddie finally succumbed to the heat of the day. Meteorological spring may have arrived six weeks ago, but it hasn’t felt like spring around here.

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I follow lots of people from places where spring is blooming, bursting into large colorful life all around them. They have been sharing pictures of blossoming bushes and trees, bright flowers, green lawns and feet in flip-flops for weeks. I don’t want to say that “we got nothing” but… In fairness, we have signs. Hints. Precursors that tell us that springandsummer are right around the corner. In recent years, it seems that spring…

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