Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring is in the Air

As much as I enjoy winter, I’m done with it. We had the biggest blizzard in years (see my previous post), and it was the snowiest February in recorded Chicago history. I think we’ve all had enough, don’t you?

But don’t worry, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. And yesterday, that light appeared—sunlight, that is.

It’s Friday afternoon, a liberating feeling. Earlier in the day, I was set on taking a nap as soon as I got home, but as I step off the bus, I find my mood instantly uplifted. Why? Because it’s sunny—and warm! I take my jacket off and just let my skin absorb the warmth, not convinced it’s real. I had forgotten how glorious it feels to have the sun shining on my face… I close my eyes and envision blissful moments of summer, so close now, it seems. As I open my eyes, I am pleased to see that this delightful weather is still here, not merely a dream. I glance around and notice a few green sprouts trying to break free of the winter soil, one of the first signs of spring.

Though today was cold and windy, yesterday’s brief glimpse at spring has given me hope that this excruciatingly long winter will soon be over. However, I have come to the realization that, without a long, cold winter, I wouldn’t appreciate the coming of spring as much; I wouldn’t be able to take in the sunshine or nature blooming everywhere, either. After all, spring is my favorite season!


  1. I love spring too, and when I stepped outside after school today I was pleasantly surprised. It was the warmest it has been in the past couple months, and I didn't need to even wear a coat outside! I agree with you, winter has lasted long enough. I love the snow; building snowmen, going sledding and especially snow days. This winter has been long enough already that it is definitely time for spring! The spring is when I relax because all of my activities after school are over. This gives me time to take a break, and not focus on dancing and homework 24/7. When spring comes that also means that summer is approaching fast! I hope the weather continues to stay this warm, it puts everyone in a good mood. Tomorrow the high is 66 degrees, it's so warm people think they can wear shorts!

  2. I completely agree, I am entirely sick of Winter. It's funny, because I got so excited at the first time I saw my breath on a cool fall day, and the first time this winter that it snowed. I am so pleasantly surprised at the warming of the weather! It usually doesn't warm up until April, so this warming trend is really making me happy! I can't wait to wear sandals and short sleeves tomorrow when it's 66 degrees!