Monday morning, the day before April Fools Day, I commuted to my job in downtown Binghamton, in upstate New York. Where I live, we got perhaps 3/4 inch of rain/ice and snow. I lived on one side of a very sharp line between hardly any snow and a big snow dump. Some of my co workers, who lived on the wrong side of the line, reported near blizzard conditions. Some people got nearly a foot of snow on a nasty spring day.
|Broome County Courthouse, Binghamton, NY|
Snow coated the trees.
Snow covered our downtown roundabout.
Fast forward a day - yesterday, April Fools Day, to be exact. It got up to 60 degrees F (15.5 Celsius) and crocuses were blooming in Binghamton.
And while nothing is blooming at my house (many of my bulbs are on the north side of the house) early daffodils are poking above the ground.
We're confused! This is the season of confusion. Is it winter or is it spring? It must be both.
Please tell me it's spring at last.