This is a sign that Spring is near. After setting the clock ahead one hour last night except the one by my bed, I woke up this morning at 9 AM only realizing about a half an hour later that it was really 10:30 AM. Talk about time flying by, right! Given that the weather here in Connecticut is pretty nice today, I decided to celebrate my extra sleep with a little walk around the yard and forest here on Glen Road. I quickly found these little crocus poking their heads up telling me that Winter is almost done. Said another way, Spring is near. This revelation made me more alert and I could see that life was starting throughout the garden and woods. Proof was there if you paid close attention.
This Winter was very hard here on Glen Road. Record snow and more ice than I can ever remember. We bought a new snow blower at the beginning of Winter and decided that we could shovel and plow on our own now. Let’s save money and cancel out of our plowing service. Little did we know what we were signing up for with the record snowfall this year. The worst was when we had to plow and shovel thirty inches of snow that fell during the night. We also decided to do an addition over our garage during the Winter months which meant that we would need to park our cars outside for the Winter. Snow on a car is hard enough, but getting an inch of ice off a windshield is beyond crazy. The office I work in was closed five times this season due to the weather. I never remember our building being closed. This year’s Winter seemed to take a heavy emotional toll on all of us as well. When you don’t see the sun for most of the season and can’t leave the house due to the crazy conditions outside, it’s easy to get a little stir crazy. A little depressed, I guess. I am so happy that Spring is ready to arrive. I need to see the sun, the grass, leaves on trees, a tulip. Then I walk a little further and a rude reminder hits me smack in the face. SNOW!! You are still here. You could easily come back for one more visit, maybe more.
Is Spring playing with my emotions? Is Spring teasing me or is Winter just being a bully? Spring needs to get here NOW. I need you to arrive. No little hints. JUST DO IT! I know that it could still snow again. I can’t take it. Sign me up for a straight jacket. I will go crazy if I see one more snowflake. How sick of winter are you?