Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!

Today is the First Day of Spring and no one can be happier about that than me! This has been a long winter here in the midwest, for me anyway. It wasn't that we had an unusually large amount of snow this winter. Rather it was the fact that every time the snow would finally melt, it would start to snow again. I no longer have little ones at home who always delight at the sight of fresh snow with visions of snowmen, snowball fights, snow angels, sledding, ice skating, etc dancing through their heads. Instead I am an empty-nester who looks at snow as the drudgery of shoveling, driving on slippery roads, bundling up with layers of clothing, gray skies, scraping ice off car windows, higher heating bills, etc.  And being a person who took several falls on the ice in my very own driveway this year, perhaps you can understand why I have had it with snow, ice and winter in general.
Punxsutawney, the famous ground hog from Pennsylvania, did not see his shadow on February 2nd predicting an early spring. But I have lost all faith in weather forecasting underground mammals since we still have snow on the ground here on this first day of spring.
So I decided to look through my old photos to reminisce about more warmer and colorful times, knowing that those days are coming....eventually
 That is one of the few things about life that is constant . . . after the winter comes the spring - the season of renewal, rebirth, and hope
So as I sit here sipping my morning coffee on the first day of spring, pouring over floral photographs, while the thermometer says it is 14 degrees outside, I cling to the hope that spring is right around the corner. 
Happy First Day of Spring to everyone!
Signature w/rose


Anne said...

I know it does not feel like spring at all.Only 11 here and it feels more like zero.Beautiful photos can't wait to get in my garden!


Boxwood Cottage said...

Same here Jeanne same here, first day of Spring and we still have frost and even more frost and snow is in the forecast. I so can't wait to go back to gardening after this long gray Winter and the horned pansies that I already bought because I just couldn't wait anymore I have to keep inside the cottage and they don't like it and don't look as good and fresh anymore *sigh* SPRING WHERE ARE YOU???

Boxwood Cottage said...

I came back to wish you a Happy Spring too!

Scrap for Joy said...

I agree with you about winter. Pittsburgh is always gray in the winter without much sun (I wouldn't even mind the snow so much if the sun would just come out)and I'm so tired of the dismal days.
My daffodils are starting to poke out and I keep telling them to wait but maybe they know more than the groundhog...spring will come...the sooner the better!
I'm sorry about your falls.

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