We live in a climate which we have the luxury of the 4 seasons. Being that it is early April we need to be prepared for all the elements it seems in one day. The other day we drove home from a visit with family members in the middle of a snowstorm. Earlier in the day it was sunny and dare I say a little warm – a high of 2.
I chuckle to myself as I was reminded of a young girl walking by as I was playing with my kids at the park. I mentioned to my Dad who was with me, “look she is wearing a sleeveless top and shorts!” We both laughed and said she must be a Canadian! The first sign of warmth and sun and we are singing happy thoughts and shedding the layers. It was one of the coldest February’s we had on record, even in Florida. I had the opportunity to go South this winter and yes I had to even bundle up then. I had picked one of the weeks Florida had a cold snap. They weather channel had warned its residents to bundle up, and bundle they did. They had on their winter wool coats, hats and gloves, even their dogs had their coats on too. Of course I walked past them in my shorts, and short sleeve top. They would nod and wink, and most likely thought …….”Oh my she must be Canadian!”
What will the kid’s wear tomorrow on the bus? Will it be snow-pants with shorts underneath? I am not sure yet, but what I do know for sure is they will have a label on them! I will leave you with this beautiful poem by Robert Frost which best sums up my thoughts.
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March”
– Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926
Talk soon ~