Now we spring forward with the time change, and lighter at 7pm. again.
Counting the days to the spring equinox– Even the word spring sounds delightful.
We had a preview for a few days. After the deep freeze and snow of February, sun and 60 degrees melted the ice and snow away. People walked their dogs in sneakers, shorts and hoodies.
I did some yard work, pruned some branches, and even got out the summer chairs. What joy to sit outside!
Then, more snow again Monday afternoon! It was heavy and wet. Real snow, not a dusting. And bad visibility, too. No, it wasn’t feet of snow like in the Rocky Mountains, but it is a reminder that winter weather isn’t over, yet.
But the ice dams that plagued us have melted. Now, the rivers are rising. Snowdrops and crocuses are blooming. There are buds of new leaves on the lilacs and forsythias.
The virus is still with us, but the vaccines are becoming more readily available—-maybe at a Walgreens or CVS near you, soon. There’s even talk of Dollar General stepping up to help serve rural areas. We just have to stay patient and positive.
It’s been a long winter of uncertainty. A hard year. And a brutally cold and snowy February here. Monday was a reminder of what we’ve been through. In spite of the travel hazards, the falling snow was beautiful, maybe because it won’t last for long. It was real winter reality, but only for a day.
If only our troubles could melt away as easily.