Nice While it lasted

After three straight weeks of snow here in Liberec during the month of February, it finally seemed that Spring had arrived. The sun was coming out earlier and setting later, the temperature rose from -4 degrees Celsius to about 12 degrees. Blue skies, ducks, and some blossimg flowers were seen. It was a nice time to be here, and a sign that Old Man Winter had finally decided to retire for another season. Yep, things were looking up.

That lasted for about two weeks. Now the sun is gone again, though it still rises early–it just can’t be seen through the blanket of concrete gray lining the sky. The temperature is once again down to abot -4, and the ducks are gone. Those flowers I saw blooming are gone as well, buried under 10cm of snow. That’s right, to make things worse and really let us now that Old Man Winter was just taking a ciesta, and had not gone into his icy cave to hibernate, it has been snowing for three days straight. And it is not a light snow. It is a windy, swirling, big flaked hard falling snow that does not seem to have an end in sight. Of course it will end, hopefully soon, but for now it is here to stay.

I know it is a little early (but not by much) to expect that Winter be over and Spring to take charge, but I think it is too late in the year for it to still be snowing. Hopefully Old Man Winter and Sister Spring will realize this, reconcile their troubled relationship, and let us all get on with our lives in the warm glow of the Spring sun.

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