Spring has been a long time coming this year. There are blossoms on the trees and budding leaves too, but there is a definite chill in the air.
It’s not the kind of weather that makes you want to frolic outdoors. The wind is whipping and the cats are searching for sun spots to nap. Even Jake, our only indoor-outdoor cat isn’t in the mood. Not even a chipmunk mocking him at the glass door can get him outside today.
The temperature has been up and down and doesn’t always match the sunshine. Despite the cold chill, the sun is out blazing today but you can’t feel the heat.
I read other bloggers talking about the warmth and wonder why it’s not coming north. Did we do something to annoy Miss Spring? Did she miss her bus? Did she run off to another hemisphere with a new lover?
There are new spring shoes that are aching to be worn.
The garden wonders where I am and so do the robins that are waiting for me to turn the soil over. They need the fresh worms for their new brood.
The lettuce seeds are anxiously waiting in their envelopes longing to feel the warm touch of damp soil. Those itty bitty seeds want to explode into greenery.
Tomato plants are quietly growing on the window sill. I tell them to be patient. They will be outside soon enough. They are excited to feel the sun on their leaves unfiltered by window glass. They are also tired of cat whiskers tickling them as they are checked each day for errant catnip plants.
The frogs have been sunning themselves in sheltered spots. No need to sit too high where the wind blows through. They have not started their courting songs yet but they have been eyeing each other. I could swear I heard one saying, “Hey baby, how about a date?”
It’s that suspended time when it’s not the spring of our dreams but it is by the calendar.
One day it’s gorgeous. The next is cold or rainy or windy or all three. The weather is not consistent so whatever you wear is wrong.
The days are getting longer and the sun will get warmer. The windows will open to embrace the sounds of mating and all will be right with the world again.
In the meantime, where is Miss Spring?????