#MicroblogMondays: Spring.


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In early April of my freshman year of high school, my band took a trip to northern England for an international music festival.

It was the first time I had been on a plane and the first time I had been overseas, which was pretty damn cool.

But it was also the first time I traveled pretty significantly north in the spring.

And I was completely horrified by the weather. It was SO cold, all the time – and I was terribly underdressed with my tee shirts and windbreaker jacket. There was a day where it rained, sleeted, hailed AND snowed. In one afternoon.

I was never so happy to get home to my mid-60s sunshine and warmth when we got back.

Sooooooooooooooo, yeah.

I live in New England now. Where a friend of mine, one March, bitterly described spring as “the season of wintry mix.”

And we have had a pretty tough winter (though to be fair, I say every year, This was the worst winter ever!) this year. A lot of snow and cold temperatures. It even snowed this weekend.


There is proof of spring. I discovered it this weekend. Check this out.


You see those teeny green things poking up under the mulch?

Those are my daffodils. They are growing.

Even though our backyard still looks like this…


(Not going to lie to you, LOVED the sunrise this morning.) 

… Spring is on its way.


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6 Responses to #MicroblogMondays: Spring.

  1. When I moved to North west England 2 years back, I waited and waited for the summers to start. It was May end and it was still cold. On one of my walks, I saw a huge hoarding along the road which said ‘Summer is just a state of mind’.
    The pic of the sunrise is lovely. May the season of spring arrive in full swing at your place very soon so that we can see the pics of the blooming daffodils. 🙂

  2. Turia says:

    I just stomped into our living room yesterday (when it was, yet again, below zero outside) and announced to Q., “I need to stop thinking that spring starts in March.”

    Yes, there is more light.

    Yes, most of our snow has melted.

    Yes, there are bulbs coming up in my garden if I squint really hard.

    But I need to stop getting this idea that it’s going to be WARM in March.

    Because it won’t be. Ever.

  3. Ana says:

    I lived in the south most of my life, and its really hard to remember that “spring” is a transitional season and has nothing to do with being warm. Once I get over that expectation, I can enjoy the light and the bits of green. I’m a bit south of you, but it was still pretty freaking cold this weekend. Remember the April it snowed 3 feet? 2007? I’m scared of a repeat of that.

  4. Justine says:

    YES! YES! YES! Go, little crocuses and daffodils … 🙂

  5. Mel says:

    Today was the first warm-ish day here. The weather team officially called winter over today. So… yeah… I’m holding them to that.

  6. loribeth says:

    You make me want to run to the window & look to see if my daffodils are up yet. (Except it’s dark out now. Mental note to look tomorrow…!) It’s really been a rotten winter, hasn’t it?? (And if it’s been bad for me, I can only imagine what it’s been like in New England…!)

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