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

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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