ok, i know many of you have had a hard winter, and i'm terribly sorry........it must suck to have so much snow and ice! and in a normal nw winter, we have endless weeks of cold rain, alternating with fog, low clouds, and ice......not a good combination for seasonal-affective sufferer like me. but for some reason, we almost haven't even had winter this year---very little rain, no snow, and only one ice storm---and we are anticipating temps in the 70s next week!! yippppppeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! :hatparty:
spring fever actually struck back in january, right around my birthday when it was an unheard-of 68 degrees for a couple of days.......then in february, we had a string of dry, sunny days with temps in the 50s and low 60s. i know we're going to pay dearly come summer, because there's practically no snow in the mountains and unless we get huge amounts between now and the end of april, there will be water shortages and electric rates will go sky-high. but oh, this weather is soooooo great for my mood........i've had almost no winter depression, and i'm usually in the pits at this time of the year.
in fact, right now i'm looking out my picture window at trees that are already budding, the daffodils along the driveway are in full bloom, and even the hydrangeas, geraniums, rhododendrons, and the bleeding-hearts are coming back to life.
it's almost time to start clearing out the strawberry beds and the flower garden.....i can practically feel
the moist packed soil squshing between my fingers and smell the heavenly aromas of fresh dirt and new plants on the balmy air.
so, even though spring won't be here officially for another 2 weeks, i'm going to celebrate early.......and if spring is nearly here, can summer be far behind?