The first day of spring arrived today at 1:14 a.m. EDT. But Mother Nature has been jumping the gun for several weeks, and now she’s busy hopping ahead towards summertime temps getting close to “Rozy weather.” I’m lovin’ it!
This is surely confusing the heck out of all the trees and plants. The Japanese cherry on our front lawn looks ready to bloom. That normally doesn’t happen until the beginning of April.
It’s been ages since I last heard Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Seems appropriate for this day as the bees will now be humming, and flowers will start blooming. Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica plays it here:
Being optimistic, Michael removed the snow stakes along the driveway two weeks ago. Last year, snow removal cost us over $700. This year: 0!