For where I’m from, April means spring time not winter. April means 40-60 degree weather and sunshine more days than not. Not weather in the 20s, 30s, cloudy or snowy, that’s winter not spring. April means budding trees and birds singing, it means the ducks and swans come back to the lakes and start making babies. April means tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and forsynthia blossoms popping up everywhere. Not frost. For where I’m from, it should be spring but winter will not loosen it’s grip.
Our last two winters were brutal here, we had weather in the -20s for weeks at a time and blizzards every couple weeks. We had over a foot of snow that didn’t melt for months. Needless to say, is that we all longed for spring. Now this passed winter, or should I say, current winter was very mild. Temps were in the 40s and 50s a lot! We did have some days that were in the 20s and 30s but most were pretty awesome. We even had some days that were in the 60s and sunny. I cannot even remember another winter where it was 60 sunny out. So we had it pretty easy this winter. Now it’s spring time and we are having weather in 20s and snowing. What?!? This is not supposed to happen. I don’t care how great our winter was, its still winter. Spring time is supposed to be sunny and warm.
About a month ago we were having days where the temps were 50s and 60s with sunshine galore and it was still technically winter. Now that it’s technically spring we are having temps in the 20s with snow. Ugh. This is so depressing. I just don’t understand mother nature sometimes. All the trees are just staring to bud, our bulb flowers have mostly come and gone now. I can’t remember the last time I saw any forsynthia bushes blooming. Spring time is a season for growth, how is anything going to grow when its cold and snowing? Answer is, things will not grow. Our flowers and bushes are not going to get as big as they usually get because there budding phase is getting cut off.
I guess my point to this blog is that I just want spring to be here already. Winter seems so long and dreary, that I want spring to be here so we all can wake up and be alive again instead of being like bears hibernating in our homes. I have look at the future forecast and it doesn’t look good for the near future. I just hope this April proves true and it’s in like a lion and out like a lamb because the saying of April showers bring May flowers is not going to happen because we are not getting April showers we are getting April snow.
OK, enough complaining here, I promise the next one will be 100% positive…