After years of trying to fight it and deny it I am wholeheartedly embracing February 1 as the FIRST DAY OF SPRING.
In Ireland, February 1 or St. Brigid’s day is the start of Spring.
Now all of us non-Irish know full well Spring actually doesn’t start until the 21st of March, but this year I am saying to hell with it and saying so-long to winter!!!
Syracuse will remain covered in snow for weeks to come even if Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow in the morning. Having endured far to many long winters I’m ok with Spring starting today.
Of course we have the fire lit and it’s too bitter cold, wet and windy to venture outside, but I don’t care it’s SPRING!!!!!!
The evenings will start to get brighter, and by the end of the month there will be a ‘grand stretch to the evening.’
The mercury may not rise much but in a few short weeks we’ll begin to see the green stalks as the daffodils reach to the sky and start to cover the countryside with bright shades of yellow.
In our house we’re looking forward to throwing open the windows, hanging the washing on the line and endless games of football in the grass.
Happy Spring to everyone!