It’s not quite here yet. But it’s coming.
I’m seeing harbingers of the new season everywhere, including the following:
- I spotted a plump robin in Harvard Yard the other day.
- Sometimes it’s cold enough for my down coat in the mornings, but too warm for it by lunchtime. (Not that I’m complaining!)
- Related: I can walk outside hatless without feeling like my ears are going to freeze off.
- Some of the snow has melted, revealing bare earth – not beautiful, but a hopeful sign.
- There are buds on some of the trees.
- Since the clocks have sprung forward, sunset comes later.
- I can wear tights that are not fleece-lined.
- And sometimes, shoes that are not boots.
- My new sunglasses are coming in handy.
- On a recent Saturday, the air was so warm that I opened a few windows.
- I’m getting the urge to reread Jane of Lantern Hill.
- I’m hankering for asparagus, rhubarb and anything flavored with lemon.
- Spring plans – like a trip to Texas, my husband’s birthday, and Commencement season at work – don’t seem quite so far away.
How is spring (or the anticipation of it) showing up where you are?