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After January Comes Spring…

February 1, 2014

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!!!

20140201-164017.jpgSnow Covered Syracuse

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!

20140201-163511.jpg West Cork Daffodils

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  • Reply terriiwachala February 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I agree with spring starting early. Snow is Cleveland can take just as long to finally melt. I’m joining you on your quest to change the beginning of spring to February 1.

    • Reply bothsidesoftheatlantic February 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

      I hear it’s 6 more weeks of Winter in the States. If it’s any consolation has rained the entire Spring thus far here!

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