So today is the first day of spring and I couldn’t be happier. Really, I’m happy, whoo hoo it’s spring! The problem is (you knew that was coming didn’t you?) no one told the weather here in Michigan. We still have some snow on the ground, the temperature was 25 when I got up this morning, and we have a Winter Storm Warning for tomorrow. What the #%*? Now I try not to let the weather effect my mood, I’ve lived in Michigan all my life, I should be accustomed to snow and cold and cloudy days. But the older I get the less tolerant I’m becoming of the local weatherman and his gloomy forecasts. When I was younger I used to snicker at all the “snowbirds”, the older folks who took off for warmer climates the minute the first snowflake fluttered to the ground. But I get it now. Time is flying by and spending five months bundled up against the cold, shoveling snow, feeling like you’re taking your life in your hands getting to the end of an icy driveway just to retrieve your morning paper is getting old, oh heck, I guess I must be getting old! My question is, how much does the weather influence your mood?

Click here to take a quiz and see what kind of flower you are, I’m a Snapdragon (funny, I thought I’d be a Lily) .


14 thoughts on “spring?

  1. your flower is such a sun, take it into your heart and give it the soul of warmth… it will radiate for you. πŸ™‚

    its weird, but leaving Boston, i still miss the inherent rhythms of the weather patterns there. its almost like we become the earth we grow up on, all its seasons are expected in the body of our own cycles. (for me at least). but the winter does last a long long time by the end, you need a dose of warmth.

    peace to your weather warning. go out and whisper to the sky–You know it is spring. It might take the shape of your thoughts, faster. πŸ™‚

  2. I used to snicker at the snowbirds, too. And now, like you, I get it. Absolutely get it.

    I try to enjoy the weather no matter what, but it does get a bit harder as I get a bit older.

  3. I have to admit that I would be happier if winter were a couple of months shorter. I like the first part of it, and love the last part: it’s the middle that I’m not so fond of!

  4. I don’t mind the cold if there is still occasional sunshine. If it’s sunny I will go for a ride in my car, or like you, find a sunny window. πŸ™‚ Weeks on end of gray is not my thing.

  5. I’m a snapdragon too and one waiting in Northern New England for spring to push up through the snow drifts!

  6. I don’t know what flower I am yet. I’ll go check. I remember Michigan springs of my childhood being cold, wet, muddy, and yes sometimes icy and snowy. I remember snow on Easter, and once even Mother’s Day. I don’t miss all that cold wet weather, except maybe on Christmas and New Years. That’s about it.

  7. Bookbabie, the weather has always influenced me! the wild windy days make me feel wild inside, the gray and gloomy days just about shut me down. Soft snow falling makes me want to bake some cookies and cuddle up with a good book by a a fire, but icy winds and blowing snow makes me want to flee! Sunshine is what keeps me going and I now live in the right place for me, though I never thought I would want to live in AZ!

  8. i too am a snapdragon, it seems! i grew up in Portland, Oregon, home of liquid sunshine–i love my mostly sunny northern California now. Today i was speaking to my daughter in England–she was having rain and gloom, and we were having a cloudless sky with the sound of someone mowing their lawn in the background. i am indeed fortunate… πŸ˜‰

  9. Hi fellow snapdragon, the weather has a huge influence on my mood . which isn’t good considering I’m living in Ireland where it rains all year round.
    I’ve always thought I’d love to live somewhere with extreme weather conditions, scorching summers and snowy winters, but right now I’m looking at your snow photo and thinking hmm the grass isn’t actually greener over there:)

  10. I am originally from Sterling Heights, and moved to Wixom, then Holly, then here to Chicago…you’ll have to let me know where you are in MI…I like to keep up on the goings on there! ; ) my parents are in Chelsea and I have friends in Ann Arbor, Troy and Sterling Hgts…

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