No, I’m not trying to depress all who are sitting amidst snow and clouds and winter doldrums. I’m just trying to invoke the warm weather a little faster by putting out a cheeky greeting this morning. Hey, Spring, stop on by. Sit down. Stay a while.
Because seriously? I’m so tired of winter. Yes, already. Heck, it’s been cold since October. So I’m counting that as three and a half months of winter so far. With another three before me, for sure. Is it too much to ask for a reprieve like we had in February a few years ago when the thermometer hit the seventies? I will NEVER forget those surprising days of warmth.
A friend visited me last week and we headed to the Como Park Conservatory for a brief respite from winter. Inside the Fern Room (where I took the pic above) it was humid and hot, and we had to take off our winter coats! It smelled like summer, like green things that liked to twine and twist toward the sun, and I didn’t want to leave. It did wonders for my winter woes.
So tell me how you cope with the dark months? What do you do to lift your spirits while you wait for the warm?