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Monday, May 01, 2006

Where is Spring?

I guess we are spoiled in California, because we are used to such great weather each and every day. Even when it rains, usually the sun sneaks out from behind the clouds at some point. We've had our share of rain this season, but no sun and it's taking its toll on all of us who thrive on sunshine.

We simply aren't used to it. Everywhere I go, the subject is the weather. "How is it out there?" the bankteller asks and we grumble for a minute about how we are missing our spring. The same holds true of the grocery clerk, the salespeople in the malls, waiters, teachers. Everyone has weather on their minds.

Yesterday was the exception. The sun came bursting through the dawn and we had sunshine all day long. All DAY. Everyone was outside in my neighborhood, washing cars, working on their lawns, gossiping with neighbors. Heat and cloudless blue skies brings people out, socializing. We relished it. Ah ... spring, though late is finally here. The temperature soared in the high 80's and nobody complained. We loved it.

But we had a false sense of security. We were granted one day of glorious sunshine, but this morning, fog has set in. The sky is a gloomy murky gray. Our moods match. It's the beginning of May, spring is halfway through, and our patience wanes.

We are creatures of habit. We are spoiled. We have moderate temperatures, but it's not enough. We need our sunshine.

Where is spring?

4 comments:

Cherie Japp said...

Hi Charlene! I just joined your mailing list and wanted to check out your website. it is lovely. I can sympathize with you since I live in Florida. you expect it be sunny all the time and when it is not for a couple of days you start feeling deprived. I guess we are just spoiled. Have a great day!

Charlene Sands said...

Dear Cherie,
Welcome. I hope you enjoy my site! And I love Florida even though I was there in July! But I like hot weather and nobody does humidity like Florida! Today is another gloomy day. We've heard of June Gloom. But this is new -- May Gray.
Charlene

CherylStJ said...
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CherylStJ said...

Spring is on Nebraska! If only the bunnies ate dandilions instead of petunias!