Who turned on the heat?Posted: March 21, 2012
Wow. It’s been HOT here in the Bogs lately. I may have made some sort of peace with summer last year during my Great Outdoor Challenge, but I am really not ready for summer’s heat just yet.
I shouldn’t be complaining about it. It seems like no matter what Mother Nature throws at us, we’re frequently complaining. Too cold, too hot, too humid, not enough rain, too much rain, not enough snow, too much snow.
Instead, I will tell you what I do like about this current weather situation. I like the cool, foggy mornings when the dew drips from everything and I have to be careful under the trees or I could end up with dew drops on my camera lens. I like that the nights are cool enough to open the windows and let in the sound of the spring peepers.
I like the clear blue skies and the sunshine glittering on the pond. I like the eeeeep! of the frogs and the splash of the turtles as I walk by them and they slip (or jump) into the water.
I love the way the scent of the blooming flowers is carried on the air. It’s almost as if someone steeped the front yard in hyacinth and daffodil perfumes.
Although it’s a little wacky and out of order, I like how everything is coming to life so quickly.
There are so many things to like and enjoy that I don’t know why I started this post with a complaint.
Thanks for visiting me here in the Bogs today. We’re thinking about putting the boats in the water soon, although there are some who think such an action will cause it to snow and ice over in April. What do you think? Is it time to get out the rowboat? Are you ready for a tour around the pond in the paddle boat? Or will we just be asking for Old Man Winter to return by taunting him with summer accouterments?