I live in a part of the world where the four seasons are clear and distinct. The weather, however, doesn’t always line up with the dates very well! This week on the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop, A.S. Fenichel says:
Spring is here in the US. What’s your favorite thing about the season? If you can, share a Spring related memory.
If you joined me from Leslie Hachtel, welcome!
This is my view as I write this blog. In Northern British Columbia, early spring is pretty much late winter. We don’t dare plant anything delicate out of doors until the third weekend in May. To me, that is the true first day of spring!
We sometimes joke that we have five seasons here. Spring, summer, autumn, winter and The Melt. That’s the horrible in-between weeks when the snow is melting but nothing is green yet. The only good thing about The Melt is that it means winter is over!
But once we're truly in spring it is lovely. My husband and I always made a big deal of the first sunny, warm day. Our tradition is to play the Gypsy Kings Greatest Hits nice and loud, have a Corona and lime, and simply bask in the sun. Well, that’s what I do. He gets his joy from doing yard work, while I appreciate his efforts.
Going back to when our children were young, my favourite spring memory is sitting in the front yard watching my toddler son shovelling snow from the lawn onto the driveway to help it melt faster, and splashing in puddles in his yellow slicker and little red boots. Soon I am hoping we’ll be able to have the same fun with our grandchildren!
What about you? What’s your best memory of spring? I’d love to hear from you. Then be sure to hop over to Clair Brett for her thoughts on spring.