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.
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.
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.
If you like stories with an older heroine and hero, let me suggest you check out the FACEBOOK event on Saturday, April 23. Lots of Giveaways and fun swag. I’ll be there. My H & Hs are all in their 40s and 50. Come see us.
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