Dare I say the words? I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t even think it. I’m not a superstitious person, not usually anyway, but sometimes it just seems that from my mouth to Mother Nature’s ear. Last year everyone called it the “Winter that didn’t Happen” and this year it’s been the “Winter that won’t go Away”. It’s now May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, and we’ve been beset with snow and cold miserable weather across a fair amount of the country since February.
I wanted to plant radishes and lettuce while the weather was still cool, that didn’t happen. No cool weather, but lots of cold wet icky weather. So no fresh radishes or lettuce this year. Last week my son had to cover his beds with a cold frame to protect the young plant shoots of his onions, potatoes, lettuce, etc. Next weekend is Mother’s Day, the official day to plant tomatoes and other warm weather plants. But I don’t know, the highs have been only in the forties and fifties, so the ground hasn’t had a chance to warm up much.
Today, though the sky is brighter, there is still cloud cover but the temperatures are warmer. The high today is supposed to get up in the sixties, woo hoo. The forecast for the week is looking optimistic, highs in the seventies, okay I can live with that. One of our fears is that we will go from winter to summer, boom with no transition. Just one day it will go from cold to blazing hot.
Back to my original question, dare I say the words? I guess I’ll take a chance, here goes, “Maybe it is finally Spring”. There I said it, cross your fingers.