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?


Harbinger said...

Love the Spring...daffodils are blooming all over the place here and the forsythia is budded and ready to open. We've had robins for weeks now and the morning songs are so complex now.

But I hate the "spring forward". It takes me several weeks to adjust to the loss of that hour.

suz said...

Yes, it is great to see spring coming on full force. But I do agree that his time change thing is a challenge for awhile. Oh well, this too shall apss.

Jeannie D. said...

I love all the spring flowering trees and blooms. The time change and the allergies that come with Spring, not so much. But it is still my favorite time of the year!

Dru said...

With Spring, the air smells fresher and we get to take off those darn heavy winter coats.

Maureen Hayes said...

I love seeing everything start to bloom, and the feeling of rebirth and renewal that it brings. It gives me a hopeful feeling. I hate when we change time,but I love the longer days and the extra daylight.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love all of the new flowers, and the spring air..but I dont like to Spring forward an hour..