Waiting for Spring

Snow flurries. Seriously? Yesterday was the second day of spring, at least according to the calendar, and I woke up to snowflakes. To add insult to injury, it actually got colder as the day wore on, not warmer. Grey, windy, and temperatures in the thirties. THIS IS VIRGINIA, for crying out loud! Sorry, I had to vent.

imageMy chives are coming up, my daffodils are making an appearance, the new crop of weeds is adorning my front yard, there are buds on my knockout rose bushes, my hostas are pushing their way out of the ground, and my hydrangeas are waking up. Wouldn’t you think that the sunny, warm weather would get on board? Where is global warming when you need it? I’m getting worried because my girlfriend from Connecticut is coming to visit in a few weeks, and she jokingly said I better have some warm weather waiting for her or else. I promised her that by the time she comes, our beautiful Virginia spring will be plenty warm enough. I’m afraid to ask what the “or else” is because the way things are going, I may not be able to make good on my promise.

My husband thinks we will skip spring altogether and go right into summer. I’m still holding out hope that he is wrong. After seeing these snow flurries, though, I think waiting for spring may prove to be like waiting for Godot. I may be waiting in vain.

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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30 Responses to Waiting for Spring

  1. Al says:

    I having a feeling your friend will be treated to a dazzling azalea display.

  2. Robin says:

    I think your husband is right. That’s my prediction too. It’s been snowing here and will snow here some more all next week. The last time we had a spring like this, we didn’t have spring. We went right into the heat of summer. I’m beginning to wonder if global warming isn’t the new ice age. On a positive note, your daffs are blooming!! That’s a beautiful sight. 🙂

  3. Amy says:

    It’s going to be high 80s tomorrow in San Antonio. I think it’s too warm here for March…

  4. Patti Ross says:

    Well, not in vain, I guess since I want to believe spring will get here eventually. But it does not look like this weekend will end all the snow. I will think spring, sunshine, warmth. Hang in there.

    • Coming East says:

      I think I’m hopping from the frying pan right into the fire, Patti R. Even if it warms up here by next week, I will be visiting daughter in Michigan where, I can guarantee, we will not be having warm, balmy weather.

  5. dorannrule says:

    Me too! I am venting. And to add further insult to injury, they are predicting 3 to 6 inches of snow here this weekend! “THIS IS VIRGINIA, for crying out loud!” Love your post and I hope the warm weather arrives with your friend. 🙂

  6. pattisj says:

    You might want to get your hands on a couple airline tickets to a warmer climate, just in case…

  7. Shary Hover says:

    When I was a little girl in the Midwest, I hated having to cover up my pretty Easter dress with my winter coat, but we rarely had mild weather in the spring. Sometimes I miss the tulips, hyacinths and daffodils that grow so well there, but I don’t miss late season snow. Stay warm!

  8. Goodness, where is the Beach in your town’s name? Still no sun? I can feel your impatience.

    • Coming East says:

      I remember our years in San Antonio, Georgette, when we could go months with nothing but sunshine, day after day. I actually found myself saying, “I’m so sick of sunshine!” What I wouldn’t give for one of those days now!

  9. winsomebella says:

    I love the years when spring comes early and stays late. Seems like that doesn’t happen much anymore. Sigh.

  10. A couple days ago it was close to 70. It was a beautiful spring day. We opened a bedroom window and slept with it open. It was wonderful and refreshing. Last night it was a bit cooler, but hubby said, keep it open, it will be good. At 5 this morning, the dog started whining, I braved the cold at 5:30 and took him out. Seems he was smarter than both of us, he was cold and couldn’t get his blanket on himself. Got up at 6 and now the heat is on, the windows closed and we are still shivering…. love your post. The dog is in his bed with the blanket up around him, all you can see are his ears… smart dog… Stay warm. Looks ominous outside today here.

  11. Lenore Diane says:

    Oh, I hope your husband is wrong. I admit to being tired of the cold, but I still prefer it to the heat and humidity of the summer. Please, let there be a spring.

  12. Oh, I really hope your hubby is wrong…….

  13. I”ve been saying we skip spring– and fall– for ages. Climate change! It will be hot soon enough and I’ll be complaining.

    • Coming East says:

      Yes, Grandma, we do tend to complain about the weather, no matter what it is. That being said, however, this cold and damp has me feeling gloomy, too, and I want it to stop!

  14. Dianna says:

    Let’s see, Susan….how long have you lived in this part of Virginia? Maybe you haven’t heard our expression: If you don’t like the weather here, just wait a few hours: it will change! Hope it warms up for your friend’s visit!

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