Thursday, March 20, 2008
Those short days leading into December really are hard to get used to. I think we handled it largely through hibernation and going to other countries. But once you tack up the new year's calendar, everyone and everything gets optimistic about longer days and perhaps some sunshine. The snowdrops pop up, and the daffodils, crocuses, and tulips aren't far behind. I took nearly this exact same picture last year, but I don't care. Spring will always be the season that greeted us in Cambridge, in all its blooming optimism. And for now we'll overlook the freeze expected over the weekend; we're heading north, so for us that forecast also comes with snow. Just don't tell the daffodils.