“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

Happy Spring!

Good reasons are responsible for the lateness of my musings today. First off is Miss Gracie. I grabbed her as she started to fall going up the stairs. I was filling Maddie’s dish on the stairs so Gracie tried to go by me but lost her footing. We went up the stairs, got to my room, and she was hesitant to jump to the bed. I helped. She tried to settle down but just couldn’t. Finally, I grabbed my pillow and a blanket, took Gracie downstairs, and we both slept on the couch. She snored so I knew she felt better. On the first day of spring every year, my friends and I go the beach to welcome the sun. We sing Here Comes the Sun and Rockin’ Robin. We recite a poem by Frost, Two Tramps in Mudtime.

The sunrise was at 6:28. It was a cold, windy early morning. We sat in the car facing the east and waited. When we realized clouds were hiding the sun, we stayed in the car to sing our welcome. We watched seagull after seagull carrying breakfast then dropping it on the parking lot. We figured they were opening small crabs. We saw geese along the shoreline and ducks in the marshes. It was an amazingly high tide. The water in the marsh was all the way to the edge of the road. We didn’t get the sun, but the clouds were jaw-droppingly colorful. Red and orange spread across the sky in all directions strikingly set against the white of the puffy clouds. My friend Clare braved the wind and cold to get our shells, a first day of spring tradition. We stayed a while then went to breakfast, another tradition.

When I got home, I took Gracie out then settled on the couch and slept over two hours. When I woke up, I put on MSNBC to watch the hearing questioning James Comey and Admiral Mike Rogers. That is still holding my attention., makes me hopeful

Today will have a high of 44˚. I’m thinking that’s hardly spring, but I am hopeful. Spring does that to me. It makes me hopeful.

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4 Comments on ““It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    Today, Dame Vera Lynn turns 100 years old. In her honour they lit up the cliffs of Dover with her image and a birthday greeting and there is a new album to be released on Friday.

    As I was born in 1954 Vera Lynn was very much a legacy, but it was made quite clear to us what she meant during the War. She was a regular on TV in the 60s and 70s and treated with the respect and admiration that she deserves.

    I hope you don’t mind that I post this…Many Happy Returns of the Day Vera.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I’m very happy you posted this. Dame Vera Lynn is a treasure. I have posted her here a few times, not nearly enough. I know how much she contributed to the war effort with these great songs.

      I am so very happy to see that she is still revered and admired!

  2. Bob Says:

    Spring came in with a vengeance today with a high of 91 degrees with a clear sky. Can’t wait for summer to broil us.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      We seldom get temperature as high as 85˚ let alone over 90˚. If we got your temperature tomorrow, I’d fear for the summer heat.

      It got to 44˚ today which is average for this time of year. It will warm up slowly. I’m happy with that.


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