Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's Not Spring Yet

How much of human life is lost in waiting?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I like winter. I have never been one to complain about the cold, and I actually enjoy when it snows. I do not have any dreams of retiring in Phoenix, Arizona, or Orlando, Florida. In fact, the years when I did live in warmer climates, I often found myself missing the change in seasons. This winter has been fairly moderate, with some extreme cold temperatures in late December and January, followed by a rather mild February. Snowfall has been limited to just a few isolated storms. Regardless of how mild a winter may be, when March arrives, I am ready for spring. I may enjoy winter, but only for a few months. With the days getting longer and February behind us, I no longer enjoy thinking about the possibility of snow. Any progress I felt by turning a page on the calendar, was quickly offset by reading this weeks forecast. Spring weather will be here soon, but not soon enough. In the meantime, winter will drag on. MARCH: Quotations WEATHER: Execution Rocks Weather Buoy

5 comments:

Kallen305 said...

I like winter from around mid December to mid January. After that I want it gone! I take it you are going to get the same snow fall we are tonight (I am in MA). I am so dreading it!

matthew houskeeper said...

Hi Kallen,
The forecast is predicting a big snowfall tonight. Possibly the biggest of the year.

Duke said...

I moved to Brooklyn in September and this is the first winter I've experienced in my life. Previous to moving, I lived in Satellite Beach Florida. I have the same feelings as you do with not minding the snow and I love the feeling of the seasons changing...like new beginnings. You wouldn't want to live in Orlando Florida, the traffic is terrible and was rated as America's #1 city for terrible drivers. Once this winter wave passes, let's hope for warmer climates and blue, sunny skies.

Diane KQ said...

It is snowing now and I am trying to find the beauty (and humor in it) because I can't seem to stop being a New Englander. Spring will come.

Josh Jones said...

nice shots, I can't wait for winter to be over...