Spring Will Come

I picked this title for this post because I have a writer friend who lives in Wisconsin, and she just told me where she is it’s snowing with several more days of snowfall forecast. That hardly computes for me because here in Texas we’ve already hit 90 a couple of days. (This raises real concerns for summer!)

However, Spring has sprung in many places. 😊 I hope you live where that’s happened or is in the process of happening. You know I walk everyday morning and evening and sometimes in the afternoon. This gives me a ringside seat to watch the seasons change. We go from the bright greens of summer with the high winds and high temps

to Fall which doesn’t really arrive until November when our leaves do their take on changing colors. And some years they are really quite nice. Not rivaling a New England Fall or even a northwest coast Fall, but really enjoyable. Walking daily, I can see the small changes.

Then we ooze into winter days with grays, browns, and tans being the predominant colors. Our trees look like skeletons with their bare arms extended. (We don’t have a lot of evergreens. Live Oaks keep leaves, but it’s not the same as evergreens. Some of our grasses turn a funny yellow color, usually the only bright spot in the neutral palate.

The deer which blend in with the grays and tans are a bonus. 🙂

Little by little we are teased with the arrival of Spring. The trees take on a light green lacy affect. Sprouts tentatively stick their heads above the ground, as if asking is this for real? We’ve been known to have freezes as late April, but not this year. We hit full on Spring in March, which for us in Texas means Spring Storms. I wrote about those in a several of my own blogs because they freak me out so badly. We desperately need rain though, so we suffer through the possibility of severe weather to get the rain.

When we bought this property, the lake was several more feet away from the retaining wall in the right corner of this pic than it is now. And then the rains came, and the lake came up over the retaining wall by several feet!.

You may wonder how one person can be so caught up with the weather. Well for a couple of reasons. One, I like to be prepared. I don’t want to be too cold or too hot or get caught in the rain. If a storm is predicted, I want to be home.

I know not everyone is like this. While I’ve not lived through a tornado or floods, I have family members who have. Those are not experiences I want to have, so I do everything I can to avoid it. Our local meteorologists are my friends. My favorite phone app is radar, so I can actually watch the storm approaching my location.

So, has Spring sprung where you are? How long does your spring last? (Ours is woefully short.) Are you obsessed with weather the way I am? What do you love most about Spring? Or is it not your favorite season?

Happy Easter, Passover, and Ramadan to each of you whatever you celebrate.

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14 Comments Add yours

    1. Thanks for the reblog. Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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      1. Thank you as well. I hope you also have a great day and fantastic Easter holidays! xx Michael

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  1. joylennick says:

    Hi Marsha. Yep, we are ‘weather’ people too – one of the reasons we are retired in Spain’s Costa Blanca region. (World Health Org voted it the healthiest part of Spain because of the climate and the salt.) Hub and I are both British born, and the usual climate in the UK has to be experienced to be believed…Storms and rain in June are nothing unusual…This year it has been freakish all over the world…including here! I too dislike 90 degrees in the summer…There’s nothing quite like bluebells and primroses in the Spring (in UK) though, and it is my favourite season. All those promising little buds and blossom…. but here in Spain we have swathes of cerise and mauve Bougainvillea flowers, and dinner/plate size hibiscuss, to name but two of the delightful flowers. Bring it all on, say I! Very best Easter wishes to you.

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    1. Hey, Joy. How fun to live in Spain. Do they still take siestas in the afternoon? A gazillion years ago, my dad was stationed there for a short time, and he came back raving about how everything shut down after lunch and everyone took a nap. He thought he was in heaven. LOL We had beautiful Bougainvillea and the giant hibiscus flowers when we lived in Puerto Rico. It’s all just glorious. Thanks so much for stopping by and share. 🙂


  2. Vicki Batman says:

    I love Spring flowers and the fabulous temperatures. I do not like tornadoes. The rain is welcomed.

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    1. Hey, Vicki. Ditto. We got a nice rain the other day. Such a blessing, but the stress of waiting to see if the storm would hit us. Yikes. Hope y’all were okay. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Reggi Allder says:

    Hi Marsha, enjoyed your post. My hubby is a weather watcher too. He keeps me aware of the latest projections. Yesterday, I bought flowers with the hope we were finished with the frost in our area, but I woke this morning to see I was too early. Will keep the flowers in their pots for a little longer. 🙂

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    1. Hey, Reggi. Ah yes, the guessing game of when can I put out the new flowers. I picked up some in our Botanic Garden sale. No blooms, but great plants for not much money. I’ve waited to plant them in case we got hail. May get to them tomorrow. Hope you’re now done with the frost. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

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  4. joylennick says:

    Hi Marsha, Yes, now we are as ancient as Methusaleh….we have a brief Siesta and it helps us manage the day! Have a happy Easter. Hugs x (https://joylennick.wordpress.com)

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    1. Hey, Joy. There’s nothing like sneaking in a nap in the middle of the afternoon. When I’m lucky, Charley, my Jack Russell/Chihuahua, cuddles next to me. Checked out your site. You do words really well. 🙂 Have a great weekend.


  5. Pat Amsden says:

    It’s springtime weather here. Today. Last week it was snowing in some places. Fluffy was not impressed.

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    1. Hey, Pat. Glad you have spring. Fluffy is not fond of snow, huh? Charley won’t step foot outside if there’s a a light mist falling. LOL They keep us laughing and living longer. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  6. I love the colors of spring and seeing all the trees bud out and the flowers poking through the ground. But it tends to be a short, chilly season here. Winter just lasts tooooo long!


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