Wednesday, February 06, 2013

What’s wrong with this picture?

I am taking Miss Molly Wolly Doodle for a walk through town. It is a lovely warm day, and the sun is brilliant. In several yards I notice freshly laundered clothes have been pegged out on clotheslines and are flapping in the gentle breeze. Storm doors are propped open, and windows are raised to let in the fresh air.

And back at the home front, bees are busy working the crocus in the front yard.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Nothing, exactly, except that it is after all, the beginning of February. It is supposed to be winter.

It was winter this time a couple of years ago…

Yes, we are used to “yo-yo” temperatures in the winter, so this is not all that unusual, and it is very likely that within a week there could be 3 inches of snow on the ground.

I am not complaining, mind you. Just reminding myself not to be lulled into a false sense of security; after all, Winter is the season when Nature is out to get us…

All this lovely-ness makes me a little wary.

1 comment:

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have a premature spring..enjoy it:)