At this point I thing Spring will never come to my neck of the woods. There isn’t even a hint of it in the air, normally by now I can smell Spring coming and begin to get hopeful. I haven’t even thought about starting my seeds inside yet, with 4ft of snow still on the ground it’s hard to get excited about planting time.
I am sick of seeing only white and long for some green with sunshine that is actually warm on my face. Right now the Great Lakes are 90% froze over and predictions are they will not thaw completely all summer. I know several areas are experiencing strange weather patterns, I wonder what summer will bring? Normally by now I am anxiously awaiting tulips to push through the soil, and the brown grass to turn green but not this year. I fear flooding will happen next along with mud. Living on a dirt road will mean mudding cars, muddy cowboy boots, and muddy dog paws. I can close my eyes and see apple blossoms on the trees and the sweet smell of their nectar, but then reality hits and all I see is snow.
I have always loved winter but this on is hanging around way to long. It has been 7 weeks since my fall and I am still not 100%, I had to quit my 6 mile walk every morning, and my driveway is still like a skating rink. Winter has not been kind to me this year, but with the days getting longer I am praying Spring will find me…..