It May be Spring on the Calendar

The calendar may say it is officially spring, but here in northern Arkansas, as I write this, I’m watching snow fall.

For the past few days, the weather people on the local news have been all abuzz about how big of a storm we might get.

As much as a week ago, they were talking about “significant accumulation.”

Into the new week, it was “a major spring storm” and for the past couple of days, they’ve been showing graphics and statistics about late March snows with measurable accumulations.

As the days progressed and the line of heavy snow moved north and then south and back again twice with “heavy” meaning as much as 7 inches, we’ve felt our anxiety grow.

You see, it isn’t easy to get out of Campbell Town when there is snow on the ground. Dale has to go the long way around to get to work, which adds an extra hour and 30 miles to his drive.

If neither of us had to drive in it, we could relax and just soak in the warmth of the woodburning stove .

And then I found this photo of Sade, taken a couple of years ago as she sat, seemingly just contemplating the falling snow, which was really measurable on that particular day.

True, she doesn’t have to worry about driving on mountain roads in it, but it doesn’t really do any good to worry about it anyway. We should all just be able to live in the moment, no matter what that moment brings.

When the latest weather map added in the dreaded pink colors of freezing rain and ice last night, I remained calm.

Sade’s advice for Living Large?

Live in the moment while still looking forward to spring.

Is your weather spring-like yet?

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27 Responses

  1. I’ve been ready for spring for about a month. I feel like I’ve been wearing five layers of clothes since November.

  2. Lovely! But then, I’m not snowed in …

  3. Jane Boursaw says:

    Ok, Sade. I will try. Still very snowy here in the north woods. I’m over it.

  4. Donna Hull says:

    We keep getting a dusting of snow, bright sunny afternoons and then another dusting of snow. That’s what I get for moving to Montana. Next year, I’m planning a trip to where the flowers are blooming in March-April.

    • Kerri says:

      Montana, like Colorado is beautiful country, but too cold for my bones. We were dreaming if we won that lottery this past weekend where we would move. Every place we could think of was cold! We would definitely need a summer home and a winter one. 🙂

  5. Alexandra says:

    Cape Cod had a surprise snowstorm last week. Eight inches. It melted fast though. The crocuses are out. No daffodils yet.

    • Kerri says:

      I think more might be headed your way, Alexandra. The snow that hit Kansas City over the weekend was supposed to head on east.

  6. Alisa Bowman says:

    We’re supposed to get 4 inches tonight. But it’s sunny now and I’m going to make the most of it!

  7. One of the vexing things about this season has been the many “false starts” on spring!

    • Kerri says:

      That happens here all of the time, but we haven’t even had a run of good weather for awhile now. We usually have buds on the trees by this time. Not this year!

  8. When I used to live in a region that got snow it was rare enough that we just simply stayed in. The idea of heading out in the cold onto slippery roads horrifies me. I’d be right there by Sade.

  9. Sheryl M says:

    The weather gods were talking snow here in NW Georgia today, but it didn’t materialize. I’m am so ready for the cold to be over– but really would not mind if all this cold weather means that summer will be on the cool side too. We can only wish!

  10. I’m SO ready for it to be spring. Instead this week we got lake effect snow. At least I know it will melt fairly quickly. Hopefully.

    • Kerri says:

      Yes, at least when it snows in March, we know it will not last long. Ours is almost gone, thanks to rain we got overnight on Sunday.

  11. Waiting for spring here too! It’s got to come eventually, right?

  12. We’re supposed to get another foot of snow or so in the Rocky Mtns tomorrow. I’m desperate for spring this year. We can continue to get some snow into May (at our altitude), but this year it’s really bugging me. I’m anxious to get some seeds started in the greenhouse too. C’mon spring!

  13. Sheryl says:

    I love that photo- and the advice. Priceless! ( yes, it’s been a VERY long winter…)

  14. Sade has the right idea! They are predicting snow over the weekend here, with accumulation up to six inches. Needless to say, I won’t be working on my garden as I had planned. On the other hand- all this moisture is needed and will help my perennials as they prepare to emerge from the soil and bloom. I will just have to take a cue from Sade, fire up the woodstove this weekend, and be patient.

    • Kerri says:

      It’s hard, especially this late in the season. But, there’s nothing we can do about the lingering winter, so we might as well find some peace with it.

  15. Olivia says:

    We are having our second blizzard in three days! Snow, 90 km. per hour winds, most of the Island shut down . . . * sigh*.

    Nope . . . not spring-like yet.