Every spring, and I mean every spring, people make this complaint in Portland. And I think it's time to share the following news:
Spring doesn't care what you want.
Spring has many personalities, and flits between them as she pleases. Sometimes in the same day. My brother may have said it best when we were observing the heavy rain earlier today, "Spring has multiple personality disorder."
If spring wants to rain, we get rain.
If spring wants to snow, we get snow.
If spring wants to thunder, we get a thunderstorm.
If spring wants to hail, we get hail.
If spring wants to be cold, we get cold.
If spring wants to be warm and sunny, we get warm and sunny.
If spring wants to be a few of the above in a single day, we get a few of the above in a single day.
Spring is a beautiful creature that does as she pleases, and that's one of the reasons this is my favorite time of year. This is why I love her many personalities, even though I have a definite preference for flip flop weather. Which...surprise surprise...we now have, despite the heavy rain a few hours ago.
Next time someone complains, maybe I should suggest they move to California. It looks like you're guaranteed hot weather down there, and you won't have to deal with this multiple personality stuff. But I doubt it'll be as interesting.
|Daffodil In The Snow by Sharee Basinger|