It Must be Spring…

It Must be SpringIt must be spring in the Midwest.

One day we’re hanging laundry outside in short sleeves with the windows open.

The daffodils are poking out of the ground and the rhubarb is up.

The next day there’s that nasty white stuff in the forecast.

You know the stuff I mean – it starts with an s and rhymes with “at least we won’t have to mow!”

It’s the word that brings great excitement and celebration in the fall – but feels like a slap in the face at the end of March.

I really can’t complain though – our neighbors to the north have had it much, much worse. One friend in Minnesota said she has never been so excited to see dead grass because it meant the snow was finally gone.

She spoke to soon – they had another 7 inches overnight.

The only good thing about a spring snow is that it won’t last long.

The flowers know it – they’re blooming anyway.

The robins know it – they keep building their nests.

Even Wal-Mart knows it – they have their swimsuits and flip flops on display!

I guess we all know how very fickle March can be!

Today the furnace is running – but soon the windows will be open again.

We’ll be able to pack the winter coats and stocking caps away and the kids will be digging out their t-shirts and sunscreen!

Meanwhile, we’ll just brush the snow off the Easter Bunny and be thankful that April is only a week away!

Photo by Anne Burgess

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4 Responses

  1. And since Easter is so late in April we might actually wear short sleeves without a sweater over it!!!!!!
    That is a big deal! 🙂

  2. Yep – they’re calling for some of that icky stuff here next week. UGH. Hopefully nature gets this out of it’s system and weeman and I can have a sunny, warm spring break in another week. Thank goodness daffodils and tulips are pretty hardy!

  3. I know what you mean.

    One day our windows are open letting in the fresh air.

    Another day our windows are closed, like today, while the rain brings yet another blast of cool weather.

    Yay for April in one week!!

  4. Isn’t that the truth!
    Had snow again yesterday.