Monday, April 27, 2009

Hot Enough For You?

It’s been an odd winter, but all in all, Mother Nature let us know exactly what season it was and we waited for spring.

Spring is here and the temps did rise, mightily. Rise they did, into the 90’s, banishing our coats to the back of the closet (at least, temporarily for a few days when said temps took a day off). Very warm days and warm nights; what we had been looking for.

“It’s too hot,” said one ungrateful fool, who had been begging for just this, as a squirrel begs at the window for just one more peanut.

92 degrees in late April is hot, but one day a heat wave maketh not. The weatherpeople on tv, all of whom work outside (don’t trust a weatherfolk who knows not to come in out of the rain) told us there would be a hot day. This was not a surprise; the sun did not suddenly expand at the end of its days to eat the earth.

What happened two days later? Some people were wearing jackets if they left for work early. It’s April, Mother Nature’s month to surprise us. Friends had their son from Alaska come visiting this past weekend; someone else came up from Florida. My questions were, “Hot enough / Cold enough for you?”

Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May- flowers bring?
A: Pilgrims.