Sunday, March 1, 2015

So Long Winter {SOL Day #1 3-01-15}

The winter months are difficult for me, and each year seems to get harder than the last.

From about December 1st until February 28th, I pretty much keep my head down and run as fast as I can through the cold, dark days until I reach March 1st.  My weatherman calls these days "Meteorological Winter," the time on the calendar when meteorologists say that winter is here.  The cold, dark days and I don't get along.  I miss the colors and sounds of the world that are with me the other nine months of the year.  I miss the light.

On March 1st, that changes.

Today, March 1st, I woke up and put my March calendar up on the board in our kitchen.  I was excited!  Even though there is still snow on the ground and the temperature is a chilly 13 degrees, I can feel spring will be here soon.

This afternoon, I even opened my front door to let the bright sunshine in.  My dog, Rosie, did the perfect thing...she took a nap in the sunshine.  She is so smart, that dog!
If I listen carefully, I can even hear birds out at the bird feeder.  I haven't seen any robins yet, but I'm sure that I will see some in the next few weeks.

So it is with much excitement that I bid Meteorological Winter goodbye and say a great big HELLO to March and spring!


12 comments:

  1. March has come in like a lion here with windy snow but I am envisioning short sleeve lamb weather in a few weeks. Can't wait!

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  2. That Rosie is so smart plus very cute! She brightened my day. Honestly I have deep admiration for those of you who deal with WEATHER all winter as it is beyond my Southern Californian imagination or experience. Blue skies ahead for you to FLY into! Blessings as you take flight.

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  3. Oh I love Rosie!!!! March here really entered like a LION. Icy and snowy and cooooold!!! I'm ready for spring! So happy to be slicing with you this year!!! We will FLY through these days of writing!

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  4. I am so ready for spring too. Our winter has been mild with the exception of the last three weeks. I am over it though. Here's to warmer days filled lots of great stories!

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  5. I am also not sad that meteorological winter is OVER! Here's hoping spring gets the message!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by to read my #SOL15 today. It gave me an opportunity to find yours! I, too, am read for meteorological winter to be over. I'm tired of leaving while it is still dark outside and coming home as the sun begins to dip. Bring on the sun!

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  7. Our weatherman thought Wednesday might be the last of winter cold temps here. I hope he is right. You souls, who live in the northern reaches of our country, have my respect for surviving.

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  8. Such a beautiful description of the anticipation of spring! I loved it. Your words, "I can feel spring will be here soon" really stood out to me. For you, I hope it's just around the corner! Happy slicing!

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  9. Such a beautiful description of the anticipation of spring! I loved it. Your words, "I can feel spring will be here soon" really stood out to me. For you, I hope it's just around the corner! Happy slicing!

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  10. Your dog is so adorable! I could not agree more with wanting some color and sunlight. I will join you in your wave goodbye to winter can't wait for spring.
    And thanks for the welcome to SOL!

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  11. Your post gives me hope that Spring will come soon!! Ahhh, the life of a dog in the sunshine :)

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  12. As a fellow Wisconsinite, I can totally relate! I'm thankful that my parents live in Phoenix and let me visit them as often as I can get away. It's amazing what just a bit of sunshine can do for the mood after the dreary, gray days of a long WI winter

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