“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
— Anne Bradstreet
Twenty-four more days until spring arrives in the northern hemisphere.
On Tuesday, it was 45F (7C) in my part of Wisconsin, which required a walk in the neighborhood. The skies were a brilliant blue, the sun exuding warmth, and although there was a noticeable southwest breeze, it was warm enough to reject a neck gaiter and extra-warm gloves or mittens for the first time in many weeks.
The trees remain bare of buds as its still February and with it comes the opportunity for winter’s cold and the “S” word. We have to get through March and perhaps the first part of April before we can be assured of an actual spring. Wisconsinites always hope for an early spring regardless of what the groundhog predicts, but that is definitely beyond our control.
The walk on Tuesday afternoon was a reminder that a new season IS around the corner. The air is beginning to smell different, feel different. No matter if we get another cold spell or a few snowstorms prior to March 20th, this week’s warmer winds begin to tell a different story of what’s ahead.
My wish is the same as it is every year around this time – that Father Winter leaves on or before March 20th and I am on my bike by mid April.
Is that too much to ask?
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