Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring 2009?

In the past few years, my method of determining the TRUE arrival of spring was to observe the melting of Mount Hussey. When it melted, spring was OFFICIALLY here, with no fear of a cold snap or another dumping of snow.

This worked well in 2007 and 2008 (spring arrived on April 20th and April 14th respectively), but the bizarre thaws of the last few weeks have totally blown my predictions for this year: Mount Hussey has already melted but we're still getting wintry weather.

I'm sad about the weather, but I'm also sad that my much-touted, pseudo-scientific approach will not become enshrined in the Farmer's Almanac. We must return to our more logical and empirical methods of predicting spring.

Groundhogs.

4 comments:

Kimber said...

I still think the return of robins is the truest herald of spring...

Muffy St. Bernard said...

I think you and your sis might be right...I haven't seen a single robin yet!

Anonymous said...

no rbins here - only batmans

Kimber said...

Seriously??? Our lawn is full of 'em! They stripped every last berry off my ash tree last week, the little rascals.

I'll tell them to fly east.