It today is any indication, I’d say that Spring has finally sprung. However, if this year is any indication, I’d say we’re going to have another snow storm.
It’s been pretty wild. I keep asking people if this year’s Winter has been different than previous years. I get varied responses.
“Well, this year was warmer than all the rest.”
Interesting, because it felt colder to me.
And then I get, “Yeah, this year – it’s been colder than years before.”
Why do I bother? No one really knows what they’re talking about. All I’m sure of is that I complain every March and that’s just the way it goes. Once the sun starts shining a bit more and the warmth returns in April, I mellow out. Then, if I’m doing my normal planting, I beg for coolness and rain once August rolls around. In September, I say things like, “I just want some snow. I love it when I can finally start wearing sweaters again.” Then in January, I sit there in a sweater and shiver. It’s really an ugly cycle.
As I get older, I try to approach the seasons with a more level head. I try not to complain as much because, honestly, no one wants to hear someone complaining about the weather. It’s annoying and it gets under people’s skin. I do have trouble holding it back though – when I can’t even think clearly because my lips are blue.
But you know what? Let’s forget about all that. Today’s a new day. The sun is out and the birds are chirping. I even took a walk around the property for a few shots of the beautiful weather we’re having.
I’m going to miss it here. I’ve said in the past that I’ve never been so spoiled in all my life. With the amount of land we have and the size of the house we have, I’m befuddled as to how I ended so up lucky. We live in a great town and on a great road. We have hiking in all directions and so much at our fingertips. I could go on and on as to what I’m leaving behind, but I suppose it’s all for the best. I’ve plateaued here and when that happens, I get itchy for something new. It’s my curse. I oftentimes wish I was more simple and more able to appreciate.
But the future bring new opportunity for adventure and better and more interesting stories and posts. Since writing here is a big chunk of my life, it’s important to get out there and see new things. I have such big plans – and am so excited to start doing the things of that I’ve been dreaming of. We’ll see what happens.