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Monday, April 05, 2010

Spring is different here...

Today it got up to 14 degrees above zero. There is definitely still snow and ice on the ground, although the mud is starting to show through in larger and larger spaces. If you've been reading the blog long enough, then you've probably heard me say that there are two seasons in bethel...mud boot season and snow boot season. Well, mud boot season (spring, summer, fall) is closely approaching. It just snowed yesterday and the day before. Just a light dusting, but still snow.

The days are much longer now with the sun rising before 8am, but not setting until almost 10pm. The sun is shining more too...not as many clouds. The birds are coming back. Ice classic tickets are being sold for the impending break up of the river ice. People are talking more and more about summer plans. Coats are being more commonly left on the coat rack in lieu of a hoodie. Prom and graduation are on the horizon. Cars and trucks dont need plugged in anymore. Snowmachines are being traded for 4wheelers. There's a freshness in the air.

Spring is definitely here...it's just different.

1 comment:

Tamara said...

It's funny how that "freshness" translates to so many different locations. Spring is probably my favorite time of the year, although following this winter, it's easy to see why.

How's your foot?