Dear beautiful spring weather, I miss you. Was it something I said?
~"Skipper" Kim Corbin
Another dreary day!
It’s March – time for the sun to astonish us with its brightness – to urge us to awaken early and jump out of bed ready to meet the day head on. But it seems to me that we get only one sunny day “in a row” these days. I’m trying hard not to complain, but how can I help it when sunshine lifts my mood significantly while dark days depress me?
Aristotle said, “Nature does nothing in vain.” If we believe that, I suppose we must accept that there is a good reason for dark, cloudy days. The only one that comes to mind is that, after a few of the cloudy ones, we appreciate the sunshine so much more than we might if all days were sunny. As with life in general, we must take the bad with the good.
April will be here before we know it and if it runs true to course, we will have many rainy days. But there’s something special about April showers, isn’t there? For one thing, temperatures are usually warmer than in March. As rain pounds upon the earth awakening sleeping plants and trees, it releases a distinctive scent that is evident only in this beautiful spring month. I love to take an early morning walk in the rain just to breathe in this unique fragrance.
At this point in time, I can only sum up the weather with yet another quote: Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, and snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~John Ruskin