Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring's Here (Well, Most Places)

The calendar says it's just about spring. We've taken the faucet covers off our outside spigots, thinking we're past the threat of a freeze. (Sorry about those of you who live further north. I was told the other day that Minnesota has two seasons--winter and July). Almost every day my wife points out that one flower or another in our beds has bloomed. I nod wisely, just as though I were an agronomist, although I can't really name most of them.

It's just a bit early for bluebonnets to pop up most places, but fortunately I took some photos in the past that help me remember what they look like. Our state flower will be showing up soon, followed by folks who stop their cars at the roadside to take pictures of their children and family members in the midst of the bluebonnets. (It's supposed to be illegal to trample the flower, but I've never seen anyone arrested for it).

My golfing partner and I are trying to remember which end of the club to hold after a long winter's lay-off.  I won't be participating in March Madness (can't get interested in basketball), it will be a while before football season rolls around (and I hope the NFL players decide by then to play what they're getting paid for), but I always get a little thrill when I read the magic phrase, "Pitchers and catchers report." If spring training has started, I move my short sleeve shirts into the front of the closet, because warm weather is just around the corner.

How about you?




6 comments:

Paula said...

It was still frosty this morning in Missouri. But the robins are singing and scolding up a storm! Our front flowerbed groundcover survived the winter just fine. It’s a bit early to put out our tomatoes and green peppers and flowers in pots on the back porch yet. My biggest job is switching out my four boxes of clothes with the ones hanging in my closet. The last two times I did it without help— I hurt my trapezius muscle. Guess I’ll wait for hubby to help next time! Happy Spring!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Paula. Hard to know when spring is going to hit the whole country--we had a north wind and temps in the 40s, but at least no snow. Tough season for knowing what clothes to wear, how much cover to put on the bed, etc. But when summer hits, we'll be wishing for some more of this cold.

Patricia Bradley said...

Richard, I’m threatening to put the first person who complains about the heat in my book and kill them off. ;=) We have a hard freeze warning for tonight and temps in the high 60s tomorrow.

Richard Mabry said...

Well, I did say"In most places."

Elise Griffith said...

You know, I should probably think about switching out clothes in my closet from cold to warm weather items. Thanks for the reminder! Spring has been different in some ways, depending on where I've been living, but it always feels like a time of renewal. Maybe it's warmer weather or longer hours of sunlight? Always loved Texas bluebonnets.

Richard Mabry said...

Elise, glad I could inspire you to make the move to warm weather items in your closet. Played golf this AM--in the high 40s when I left home, almost 60 now. Still keeping some warm clothes in my closet, but moving others as well--this is the "duality" season in North Texas.