first signs of spring

first signs of spring

Welcome to March and Meteorological Spring!    And we’re off to a roaring start with record cold high temperatures in Chicago, big snow  in Boston  and deadly tornadoes in Alabama.

Still, the snow is almost gone here, and most of the ice has melted on the sidewalks. The streets  are blooming with potholes–one of the first signs of spring.

There are the things hidden in the snow all winter–a set of  keys, a single glove, a possum skeleton…plastic bags, empty chip bags, dog stuff, too.

Buds are swelling on the branches, the start of this year’s leaves. Soon, there will be signs of green.

Every day there’s a little more light in the morning and evening. We are approaching the vernal equinox, the start of astronomical spring.

The Easter candy is on display at Walgreens.

And counting down the days to baseball opening day–there are spring training games on the radio!

You can listen to the White Sox on WGN.  Find out more  here.

You can follow the Cubs on  WSCR.   Here is the schedule.




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  • Thank you for making beautiful images -- even from "stuff' that definitely isn't. Well done.

  • Thanks so much for reading! Yes, spring is coming....

  • Cubs are on WSCR. The link is 4 years old.

    I tried to walk today in rubber sole shoes and almost fell, so its still boots through Saturday.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thanks for reading, Jack! I apologize for the error for the Cubs games. I have made the correction. Thank you.

  • "Blooming with potholes" And cars use their pedals more.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Love your poetry! Thanks so much for reading, AW

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