Dear Adam Nephin, is it Spring Yet?



Yesterday on Facebook I saw Adam Nephin post the following:

Freezing rain, if you could at least hold off until tomorrow that would be great. A few hours is all I need.

Adam’s Subaru

I agree with you Adam. It used to be that the Fall change didn’t bother me at all, and the Spring change bothered me for only the first 2-3 days at most. NOW? It takes a week to get used to the Fall one, and THREE weeks to adjust to the Spring one. I want to pick one or the other – or split the difference – and stick with it! I also want this weather to end!

The traditional start of spring is governed primarily by hours of daylight, not the weather. And the traditional start of Spring is, essentially, Groundhog Day, even back in history before that furry prognosticator’s tradition was coined.Although it is hard to feel like Spring has begun in sub-zero temperatures, the length of day drives a change in weather, and together both drive plants to come out of dormancy.

Thank you Mother Nature for such an, um, “engaging” Winter. We may never have had such a great chance to observe wintertime complexities. Please rest assured we really took that in, and will not need a redo in the next few decades. You have our word on that, yes, indeedy.

We were wondering if, just for balance’s sake, you could even things out a bit by giving us a pleasant Spring. I mean, let the necessaries of nature happen without all that harrowing drama. Floods, fire, drought, pestilence, and all that mess is so last winter, we figure you might want to delight us with something gentle and fresh.

Just sayin’.

Oh, and if you could beautify the earth and give us foodstuffs without clogging up our sinus allergy “thingies”, we would really be grateful.So we hope you will lay out your beauties on the earth in a way that allows us to enjoy a great show.

Thanks, because we know you are “lookin’ out” for us.

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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