The tug of war between winter and spring

Pull of spring_StaatsIn the Midwest we experience a tug of war between winter and spring.  The roller coaster of temperature swings, along with the snow, ice, and thawing, keep us in a limbo between the seasons.  Just this past week we had enough snow melt that many things have become visible once again.  The warmth of the sun melted all the snow off our yellow chairs and even caused the snow to recede enough to expose some of the lawn, albeit brown.  The snow itself has lost its whiteness, instead looking pocked and littered.  We navigate large puddles and potholes during the day, and track carefully across those same items covered in ice during the night and early morning hours.  Soon (?) the tide will turn, and spring will win out.  In the meantime, we keep coats, gloves, boots and snow shovels close by.

2 thoughts on “The tug of war between winter and spring

  1. Joani March 16, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    That kind of chair will be there next year. Can you even buy them? Like the color and the touch of cheerie spring? We have had rain like you have ad snow……

  2. Linda Yoo March 17, 2014 / 11:12 am

    I vote for spring

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