I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April Showers/ April Flowers

I hate spring.

Anyone who knows me at all knows I hate spring, I'm not at all ashamed to admit it.

Spring is so---disappointing:

 There's a warm sunny day, you get out your shorts and bam! it snows.

Oh, sure, spring is pretty---

if it isn't snowing...

...or raining or blowing a nor'easter gale.

Even a sunny day...

can be frigid, with a 40 MPH " breeze" howling off a 40 degree ocean.

And we pore over the current catalogs, wondering despreately why LL Bean can't sell spring colored cashmere sweaters and gloves...
Wouldn't you love a cozy new sweater in say, cherry blossom pink? or pansy purple? Hyacinth blue, oh yes!

So yeah, I hate spring...love summer (beach!), adore autumn (pumpkins!), really really like, almost love winter (quilts, knitting, snow days, hot chocolate. Christmas!),

but let's face it,

Spring sucks.

And here at the beach, it can last until July!

But the flowers are pretty.