Saturday, March 06, 2010

Spring?

Ithaca, March 6th: It's almost springtime! The birds are singing! It's bright! It's sunny! It's...27 degrees outside. And there's a foot of snow on the ground.

This reminds me of when we lived in Tucson and when it got to be about October or so, all signs pointed to fall except for the blazing hot temperature. The sun got lower in the sky, it got dark earlier and earlier, what few leaves there were had fallen to the ground. And yet it was 95 degrees outside. It was so strange.

Is anyone out there experiencing spring yet? People in Tucson need not reply because I know you've already skipped ahead to summer.

11 comments:

JackJen said...

We will have snow in our yard until mid-April. It'll be in the 50's this weekend, but that could swing wildly within a couple of days.

I don't hold my breath for Spring until at LEAST easter, if not a few weeks after.

Call me Debbie Downer.

Liz Johnson said...

The sun has been out for a week, and today it's supposed to be 46 degrees. I call that spring, even though there's still snow on the ground. Is that wrong? Maybe my definition has been skewed.

Fromagette said...

Maybe I'm lucky or maybe we are just having an early spring, but it is beautiful up here. Trees are blooming, flowers are starting to pop up everywhere and the kids and I have been outside playing in our new backyard at least 3 times this week. Hubby's not exactly excited. An early spring means more allergy meds he has to take. :(

Susanne said...

It's finally in the fifties in North Carolina. Spring has been late for us this year.

Suzanne Bubnash said...

We've had an early spring here in NW Oregon. Blossoms are out on the early flowering plants and today it is sunny and may get up to 60.

We have been bike-riding for weeks and working in the yard. The soil is still cold and wet though.

This is all quite different from last year when snow stayed on the Coast Range halfway through spring and we had snow fall as late as March (but it didn't stick for long).

Brittany Cornett said...

Hey thats not fair. It is hardly summer and February through April is like the best time to be in Tucson.

Bridget said...

Brittany, I totally agree with you except that after April comes May, June, July, August, and September. HOT.

Susanne said...

Bridget, how does the Tucson weather compare with your stays in the Middle East? Do they (ME) tend to have more of the 4 seasons like you seem to prefer? You've mentioned Tucson's heat so much that you've got me wondering if Syria, Jordan and Egypt have more temperate climates.

Bridget said...

Susanne, the joke we always used was that we left Tucson for the ME to escape the heat. Ha ha. That said, Syria and Jordan are hot in the summer but they both have seasons. I'm not too sure about Cairo. I think it is actually very similar to Tucson in a straight across weather comparison. Alexandria is supposedly more temperate.

Crys said...

45 and raining today. I guess we are official in spring :) Yeah for warmer weather, blah for the rain. I hate rain. Growing up in Arizona I loved it. Seven years in Illinois I hate it. On an unrelated rain note my good friend has a sister in Law in Itheca. Her hubby is going to school at Cornell....her name is Ashley and I want to say Step or Stump is the last name but I was super tired when she was telling me :) Small world!

Britney said...

Spring has sprung here in Iowa. Our 5 foot snow mounds are now only 4 feet tall. :)

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