Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I've Felt The Coldness Of My Winter. I Never Thought It Would Ever Go.*

It’s a beautiful Spring day here in south-central Wisconsin. The trees are budding, the grass is greening, and the snow is falling.

The snow is falling.

It is falling all over the four square feet of land in front of the condo we rent.

I finally have a bit of space where I can have a garden, and damned if I’m not going to plant the crap out of that thing. Errrr...I’m not going to plant crap, but flowers. Maybe I’ll use crap as a fertilizer. That’s the green thing to do, right?

“Mom?” I asked the other day. “When can I start planting flowers?” Hey, I spent the last three years. What do I know?

“Oh, not until the end of May. You just can’t be sure there won’t be a freeze before then.”

The thing is, I’m ok with this. Because it’s not as though Winter will give Spring and Summer a miss and go straight on into Autumn. The signs of Spring are all around me.

Disclaimer: This is not representative of 
scientifically cromulent weather systems.

Grass and daffodils burst through the ground.

Granted, only to be bitch-slapped by Old Man Winter

The animals are mating.  In my front yard.

Hey kids!  Come look!  Biology!

And Mother Nature has given us a couple teasers of warm sunny days.


*Name this song for a free unicorn**.
**Unicorns are on back order. You will be notified as to their availability.


Marianna Annadanna said...

I want to say Led Zep! Or Rolling Stones. But I think Led Zep...?

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was warm and spring-like. Today is cold and rainy. Mother Nature is just yanking my chain at this point.

Handflapper said...

Are those rabbits having a three-way? That's not mating. . . That's just kinky. You really want your kids looking at that? Ew.

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Marianna - Led Zep indeed! You can expect your unicorn to arrive by mail in 6-8 weeks.

@bettyfokker - Mother Nature has a brutal sense of humor.

@Handflapper - Of course my kids aren't watching those rabbits. But we may have inadvertently watched lions mating on some PBS special (no joke - it was all "look honey, lions just like on the Lion King," and then it was all, "Aaaccckk!!! where's the remote?!" I have my standards, you know.

dbs said...

Winter bitch-slapped us again with snow. *sighs, mumbles swear-words*

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@dbs - Gah! I know! It's on the ground! It won't leave!