Spring will officially arrive in 10 days (March 20), but today certainly felt like it was here. We had record temperatures here in Michigan. Our local news station said that we hit 71 degrees today. Sadly, because I worked last night, I slept through it. Granted, it was still nice when I left for work this evening.
As I drove through our neighborhood, I was thrilled to see people walking their dogs, riding their bikes, and parents walking with strollers. As I passed the park, there were kids on the swings, playing on the slide, and couples walking hand in hand. On the other side of the street, there were plenty of kids with skateboards at the skate park.
Driving toward the expressway, there were plenty of people walking downtown. The line at the car wash was long and the pub which has one of those garage doors was open with people eating out on the patio. There were plenty of motorcycles out enjoying the weather, too! It truly was a great day to be outside.
Charles Dickens, in Great Expectations said: ““It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
I’m not sure how much sun we got today, but I do know that we certainly had some wind.
Anne Bradstreet said, “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
Spring reminds us that though dark times may come (winter), beauty (spring) is on the horizon. It has been said that spring is a wonderful reminder of how beautiful change can be. What once was “dead” becomes alive again. The flowers bloom, the trees bud, and the grass changes from brown to green.
Hurry, Spring! We have missed you!