Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Slow Slog to Spring

On Wednesdays, I have a seasonal feature.  Last year, I called my Wednesday feature "Spring Things".  This year, the title may end up as"What Season Is This, Anyway?" but for now I will settle for "The Slow Slog to Spring".  If you have a better title, let me know.

My friend sent me some links to a wonderful weather site, which has beautiful shots of nature.  Here is a link to get you into the mood of, spring.

Last Saturday, in Brooklyn (one of the five boroughs of New York City), it was 63 degrees.  The grass was green.  Tree branches were glowing with flowing sap.  People worked in their small yards.  Trees may grow in Brooklyn, but today's style is topiary.

Surviving annuals from last year included flowering cabbage and kale.  Soon they will be dug up.

And then I came back home to upstate New York, near Binghamton.  Yesterday it was 13 degrees and a dusting of snow covered the ground.  This morning, it was 13 degrees.  Tomorrow morning, our forecast is for a low of 18 with snow.
Spring has returned to its hibernation, leaving us only with brown flowers from last year.

Will we ever see green again?


  1. We had 3 inches of snow on our cars and on our lawns- but nary a drop on the sidewalks and streets. Because the 60+ F temps of the weekend left the hard surfaces way too warm to afford a foundation for the snow.
    Which means we had the perfect snow- we could enjoy it's effects on the trees and grasses, with their lovely reflections... and NO shoveling or snow plows necessary.

  2. Alana,
    I keep telling myself that Spring will be ALL THE SWEETER with the long and cold winter that we've had, and I'm sure it's true. Right? ;)

  3. Every morning I get up and it's bright and cheerful. I think "yippe" and put on springish clothes and by lunchtime the sky is as grey as a Russian army uniform and there is certainly not enough blue in the sky to make a sailor a pair of trousers...and I put on another jumper.

  4. We still have 3 feet of snow here in Michigan. I see bare ground only where the dogs have peed and melted the snow. lol Ho-hum. Thank you for the enjoyable read. Truly appreciate it. ;)

  5. "What season is this anyway?" haha too funny!

  6. We have daffodils! Spring is here! :D


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