Gardening Magazine

Irrationally Optimistic Thoughts of Spring

By Lindsay James @leavelindzalone

It’s been an unusually cold and snowy winter here this year and it had taken its toll. Mid-March is seeing people growing moody and generally in unpleasant moods as everyone is becoming such of winter at this point.

It was a rather pleasant surprise earlier this week when the temperatures warmed up above freezing and we got to experience a little bit if spring that is to come. Spirits were rising. Everyone was generally happier. I was even in a great mood. Spring for me means more daylight and more sunlight which means less of a daily struggle with my SAD. I went out on the balcony to start to figure out things for the garden those days. I was so happy spring was on its way. That was…until Wednesday.

In one day, things went from this:


To this (and no, I wasn’t going to go out in the freezing cold to get a decent picture if I didn’t have to):


Warnings were out the day previous but no one put much thought to them. However the snow hit and the temperatures dropped again and we are right back where we were – in the throes of deep winter once again.

This winter is driving me crazy. It seriously needs to end. What is this?! Two days of warmish spring-like weather and then BAM! Back to winter and all the snow and frigid temperatures that go with it. NOT COOL, Mother Nature, NOT COOL.

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