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Saying Good-Bye to Winter

03/18/2011
winter snow at lake

Winter at Gregg Lake

I guess I am on of the few who hates to say good-bye to winter. It’s only because I despise the season that follows. This is the time of year when people in the cold climates are craving Spring. Why? – I don’t know. Well, yes I do. It’s the end of shoveling, ice and plowing bills. One thing I am particularly happy of is the fact that the huge logging trucks have stopped.

I will also be glad to not have to clean off my Tahoe and thaw out the doors on snowy mornings to take my son to the buss, but Spring, when living on a dirt road, means super slick (worse than winter) driving and the other day I couldn’t even get to the bus stop due to 2 cars off the road. With snow and ice, salt and sand helps the road, but what do you do about slippery mud? Deal with it. That is all. I am hoping to move and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to live on a dirt road because of this season.

Next the bugs will begin to show up. Winter is such a wonderful “bug free” season. And the bugs include the hideous ticks and black fly monsters. I sure look forward to that!

I suppose that if I had a yard to look forward to working in I would be looking forward to Spring too, but without a garden to plan, Spring means nothing to me. It just depresses me to see the magazines come and read all the blogs that talk about theirs, but I read them anyway in the hopes that maybe next year Spring will be a good time for me.

Spring makes me whine – a good reason to dislike it. Pass the cheese.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/18/2011 11:18 am

    At first, I couldn’t wrap my mind around anyone disliking Spring as it is my favorite time of the year; green buds, pleasant temps, the scent of lilacs in the air. But as I read on, I was reminded of those black flies you mentioned to me last year. And it occurred to me that if I had to ward off those little &#@%@&s I might not be able to enjoy the buds and the temps and the scent of lilacs either. Good luck with ’em, Pam!

  2. 03/19/2011 1:57 pm

    We live in a very cool climate (so far, this year beginning 1 July, the high was 84F), with a very short summer. I do love all the seasons here, and we don’t have the issues of which you speak, black flies and all.

    I have such a hard time in the winter staying warm enough without spending too much on heating. So i’m looking forward to spring, but i remember the muddy, washboard roads of yesteryear, and hope it doesn’t last too long for you.

    • 03/21/2011 1:36 pm

      Hi Kathryn,
      You make a good point about the expense of heating. That is a good reason to welcome Spring. I am tired of working the wood stove and lugging wood. I was just cutting some pieces this morning that were too long for the stove.

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