Winter for a Day

Winter for a Day

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.

Filed under: nature, seasons, weather


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  • Yes, if only they could! Thank you.

  • Thank you, my friend! Better days are coming.

  • Just when you think
    Old Man Winter is gone.
    Another round of snow
    Has covered the lawn.

    WG, dogs in sneakers, shorts, and hoodies?

    Wonderful post.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Good catch. It's a bit like the guy who shot an elephant in his pajamas, eh?

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    There's a grammatical term for that kind of confusing phrase. I do it a lot, whatever it is...

    It's called a dangling participle! Thank you both.

  • Cheers, AW! What a wonderful poem.

    I am sorry for the confusion. The people were wearing sneakers, shorts and hoodies. The dogs are wearing their little dog jackets, today...

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Oh, WG, no confusion. I was just joshin''.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Cheers, AW!

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thanks -- I hate to josh alone!

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Sorry to join in on the confusion. That joke about "How the elephant got into my pajamas" always used to crack me up!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Groucho Marx made that joke in one of his movies. It always cracks me up too.

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