When It’s Springtime

Well, it seems that spring time has come to northern California.  It’s been overcast and it rained yesterday, but the temps have stuck right around 65-73 degrees.  Just about perfect, wouldn’t you say?

They say that in springtime a young man’s fancy turns to love.  I guess maybe I’m not young enough any more to know if there’s truth to that or not.  Seems to me that the season of the year didn’t have much to do with it as I recall.  I’d wonder what some of the other male readers would have to say about that.

But thoughts turning to love in the spring aren’t all that happens then.  In Maine, spring ushers in what the locals call “mud season” because the frozen ground thaws out and it’s all muddy!

Spring begins to usher in mosquito season, too.  We don’t have many mosquitoes in northern California, especially in the urban and city areas.

Spring brings tax season.  That alone is enough to prevent a young’s man’s thoughts from turning to love!

Spring brings March Madness and late spring starts the NBA playoffs.  And don’t forget, opening day of baseball season!  Just think: you could go to opening day and drink enough of the frothy stuff that you can’t find your car in the parking lot after the game!  Now doesn’t that sound like fun!   (Hopefully, you’ll have a designated driver if you’re prone to drinking too much of the foamy substance!)

Spring does have advantages, though.  The weather is warming, birds start singing, flower blossoms poke their heads out of the place where they’ve been hiding for months.  I rather like spring.  Next to fall, it’s my favorite season of the year.

I hope you have a wonderful spring, too!  I took this at Duncan’s Mills in northern California just a week ago.

Spring2013ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: John WIlkes Booth’s plan to abduct President Abraham Lincoln was thwarted when Lincoln changed his plans and didn’t appear at the SOldier’s Home near Washington, DC.

TRIVIA FOR TODAY: a 15-pound turkey is typically 70% white meat and 30% dark meat.



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