Today is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Do you know where your butterflies are?
I walked outside early this morning and as soon as the sun got high enough to warm things up a bit, I watched the world come to life. It was a riot of activity with the birds chirping, the squirrels leaping from tree to tree, the flowers budding in the flower beds, the breeze shaking the chimes, even the bugs doing their buggy stuff out there today. It seems everything knows that spring is in the air.
I’ve always loved springtime. I loved it as a child because I hated school so much back then. I knew that once Spring was here, it would only be a few more weeks before school would let out for Summer. YAY! Summers were long and wondrous back then. Nowadays, they’re short and HOT AS HELL (wobal glarming). In Florida, we like to fry eggs, grill steaks, and brew tea on the hoods of our cars and trucks. Spray on a little PAM and whip up some tasty breakfast. You can also bake by wrapping food in foil and leaving it on your dashboard all morning. It’ll be hot and toasty by lunchtime.
Sadly, Florida really only experiences two seasons… mild and pleasant (some of the Fall, all Winter, some of the Spring), and torridly HOT and HUMID (Summer). Each lasts about 6 months. So, even though springtime is here, it’s just a short prelude to the miserable months until about the middle of November. Ah, well… it is what it is. I’m not going to bitch about it. I’m just going to enjoy it while it lasts.
Here’s hoping you folks in other places here and there enjoy your springtime, too. Take some time out from your texting and Twittering to appreciate the simple and beautiful things in life. Don’t put it off. Trump could butt Tweet the nuke codes from Mar-a-Lago while playing a few rounds of golf any weekend now.
Get your green on!