So yesterday, the temperature got up to 65˚ F here in my little Shangri-La and the sun was shining brightly. Not average weather for early February, but hey I’ll take it. This was a perfect opportunity to get outside to breathe in some fresh air and finally clear out all the leaves in my gardens that I have put off since fall. Well not all the gardens, but a lot. I was surprised to find all kinds of shoots already coming up. What?! Yee Ha!
Now just the other day, after having picking him up from school, my son had informed me that the groundhog had predicted that spring would be here in 2 weeks as I rolled my eyes from the front seat while driving I remember responding “is that so?”. Maybe he was on to something! I gotta tell ya, I have really got spring fever bad now. I went from just staying inside with my heating pad on me all the time (what, you don’t wear one?) to slinging a shrub rake around. Boy do I feel it today. Now I really need that heating pad!
But nature pulled a cruel joke and today it is like 25˚ cooler, bummer. Not only that, the east coast is about to get slammed with the perfect storm they are comparing to the blizzard of 1978. I remember that, even here in the mid west. I was 8 years old and my dad used to bribe me to go the coke machine to buy him cokes so he didn’t have to walk. My pay was I got to keep one, usually a Mr. Pibb back then. Totally worth it! That year, in the snow I tromped through snow with bread sacks on my feet and legs. I think my mom had a photo of it somewhere, would love to have shared that, but until that surfaces you’ll just have to use your imagination. Ha ha…
But boy, it sure was a beautiful day… I’m ready for spring.