It's the First Day of Spring
...well actually not. Winter is still here until 5:24 tonight. This morning it certainly feels like winter with temperatures in the 20s! However, hopefully by the end of the day it will be in the 50s. (Cross those fingers and toes.)
Even if it doesn't FEEL like spring yet, the signs are everywhere. The robins are out. (While plenty of people reported seeing them as early as January this year; I did not spy one hopping around on my lawn until this month.) Flowers are attempting to sprout up. (I was lucky enough to see this on Saturday, but that was in south NJ, so...)My husband has taken the flannel sheets off the bed, although with the flannel blanket. (Despite the fact that it was really cold yesterday. And nowhere was it more obvious than at church where the furnace had decided to give up the ghost [or perhaps I should say spirit?] and everyone wore their coats during the service. No choir robes for us; but puffy down jackets and gloves.)
For many college students it is time for spring break. The high school doesn't break until April, but my son and many of his friends will experience a "pseudo" spring break as they head to Walt Disney World on Wednesday. (The bus leaves the high school for the airport at 3:30 AM supposedly...I'm sure this will make for a fun office day for me.) If you happen to be in the Orlando area this week, be sure to check out the Waterside Stage in Disney Springs on Thursday around 4:30 (PM!) where my son and the rest of the choir will be singing or check out the band on Friday as it marches through the Magic Kingdom. (I have fond memories of doing just that back in the 1980s; BEFORE there was an Epcot!). When they leave it will be in the 30s, but they should get to enjoy 80 degree sunshine for most of the week. (Of which I am extremely jealous.) I hope my son is wise enough to use sunscreen (that he hopefully packed).
But the true sign of spring is this:That's right, it's the season of replacing the utility poles. (I would have called it a telephone pole because that's what I grew up knowing it as, but that's so last century.) A few weeks ago (March 1st to be exact) while I was at the office, this happened: