Sunday, April 1, 2007

A little bit of Spring...





One of the chief complaints of people living in this place is the weather. Too much of the bad kind, too little of the good kind, and no real Spring season to speak of. Our "spring-blooming" bulbs often don't raise their heads much before mid June, lest they be welcomed by a good dose of frost or, sadly, even snow!

Spring-like weather is not even a possibility here until April or May. Our wedding day- many years ago in early May- was beautifully sunny some of the time, interspersed with snow flurries, and, naturally, there were remnants of winter's snow on the ground!

But yesterday was gorgeous. Not warm, but also not windy. The perfect day for Topsail Beach. So, off we went, me & the kids, to one of our favorite spots. It is desperately in need of a beach clean-up, but even empty plastic bottles and Tim Horton's cups can't diminish the sense of relief that we felt because we were able to just be out there, on the beach, in the sun, at the ocean, on a lovely day with a little bit of Spring in it.

5 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

It looks beautiful there! Your blog looks Springy now too :)

wzgirl said...

Lovely. Spring must be celebrated in whatever way, shape or form it arrives! Cheers!

Doreen said...

You need to move out here, everybody else is! Everything is in bloom, the grass is nicely cut and the rains seem to have gone away at least for now.

Doreen
Walking on the beach on the Pacific side

CA Momma said...

Oh, looks just amazing.

Karla said...

As an Albertan, transplanted from NS, it was great to read your scoop on the ACS attempts to discriminate - yes the slippery slippery slope - nice to see the reversal! And let's keep our eyes open as they will attempt again I am sure...
nice blog....
Karla