Thursday, April 9, 2009
Is It Spring Yet?
By Robin Kaye
The kids are on Spring Break, the daffodils are blooming, and it’s snowing. Okay, it’s not snowing today, but it was yesterday. Here in Maryland (and Central Pennsylvania) it flurried on and off all day. There is just something so wrong about snow-covered daffodils in April. Just when I was contemplating storing all my sweaters away in my antique cedar trunk, the temperature dropped and I was frozen again. And to add insult to injury, I had to drive through what looked like a blizzard. Of course, as soon as the snow hit the windshield or the ground it melted. Still, the snow was coming down in those big, honkin’ flurries—the kind that make you want to run around with your tongue hanging out to try to catch them. If it hadn’t been almost Mid-April, I would have enjoyed it. I suppose the changing of the seasons has me on edge, and for a few weeks, I’ll be wondering if I’m experiencing spring or if winter has returned.
There are seasons to everything and they all change at pretty much the same time. In sports, Baseball season begins just as College Basketball wanes. In publishing I’m gearing up for my Blog Tour and the launch of Too Hot To Handle which comes out May 1, and at the same time, I’m making the finishing touches on the third book in my Domestic Gods Series, Breakfast In Bed. I’ve got one foot planted firmly in each season and I'm keeping an eye on the weather.
It’s a wonderful and exciting time of the year. Things are coming to life, the trees and flowers are blooming, kids are playing outside and people are beginning to stock up on summer reads. I guess the trick is to be flexible and enjoy the last days of winter while cheering on the spring. It might also help to wear layers and carry a sweater and a coat because you never know when it might snow--you don't want to miss out on your last chance of the season to run around with your tongue hanging out catching snowflakes.
Have a Happy Easter and Passover everyone, and think Spring!