Saturday, March 10, 2012

Are you ready to Spring Ahead?

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

Can you believe that spring is only TEN DAYS AWAY???  Of course, with the mild winter we've had, it's hard to believe that it's already March.  We've had a few 60 degree days here in Western New York, and we're about to get a few more (yay!) I read somewhere (online? USA Today?) that, thanks to global warming, winter is about ten shorter than it was even 50 years ago.  (Sounds okay to me.)   And tonight we "spring" ahead (a little too early if you ask me) and change out clocks to daylight savings time. 

I love the flowers of spring.  I love the smell of the earth as it reawakens.  The grass is already starting to green up a bit.  The daffodils are about four inches high already--they're really looking forward to spring.

In a couple of weeks I'll plant my sugar snow peas.  I waited too long last year and they didn't do well.  But this year, I'm going to plant them on March 31st and watch them grow.  (And hopefully have a bountiful crop come June.)

What is it you like best about spring?