The first official day of spring is Tuesday…. but we have been experiencing spring like weather for close to a month now. Or should I say that we’ve been experiencing spring like weather for most of the winter. Winter… what is that? Last year we had a terrible winter… the snow & the cold started in early November & carried on right through till the end of March. There had not been that much snow in our area for years.
Fast forward a year to this winter… the winter that wasn’t. I think it might have snowed about twice…. once at the end of January… even then, I bet we only got about 4 inches or so. There might have been another dusting of snow in there somewhere along the way, but nothing that memorable! And cold temperatures? We haven’t had any… not really. We had maybe a week of below freezing temperatures & that was it. I am certainly not complaining about this. I am almost ALWAYS cold so I quite liked the above seasonal temperatures. You may even remember me posting about hanging laundry out in January!
Last week Honey & I went south for a vacation. Since it was not overly cold this year I guess you can say we were escaping the craziness of our everyday lives, not the cold of winter. The day we came home it was somewhere around 18C & Honey was wearing his shorts, like he was still on vacation. We worked in our yard doing all sorts of spring clean up things… on the 11th of March! This entire week has been more of the same… temperatures hovering around 20C, bright sun… the smell of spring in the air. If the warm temperatures & sunny days aren’t sure indications of spring, the green in the grass, the buds in the trees & the tulips coming up in the garden certainly are.