Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Update

The Lawn
March 6, 2015
It is time for an update on Spring!

Despite the frozen world that I am awakening to this morning, with its surreal beauty, there is actually springtime occurring in the south.

I am watching the sky form behind the snowy trees, it is clear and cold but traces of orange are building with the impending dawn. 

During the night, I was awake for a few minutes and looked out upon the snow covered landscape where the leafless trees cast stark shadows across the lawn in the moonlight. It looked cold and I did not find any signs of Spring in the scene.

But Spring is coming. The Orioles are now 2-2 in Spring Training baseball games--they won two games yesterday to even the season. It is only Spring Training, but the starters were definitely playing well in the 5-0 evening win at Ed Smith Stadium punctuated by a Chris Davis three-run home run. I hope to be watching a game from there in about two short weeks!

The temperatures are warming! I see 50's in the forecast and by this time next week all of the snow in the image that I took should be a memory.

Most importantly, Daylight Savings Time returns this weekend to steal an hour of precious sleep from all of us! The morning light that I have been enjoying goes away and the evenings will be lighter, longer! A sure sign that good things are coming in terms of weather. 

And in even more convincing news--Spring officially begins in two weeks, March 20th at 6:45PM EDT!  I have it prominently marked on my calendar. The celebrating will begin!

I am done with winter and am ready to bid it good-bye. By focusing upon the signs of Spring, I can do that, at least in my mind!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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