First Sign of Spring
by Cliff Ann Wales
Not this year! The new norm is suspensions, cancellations and postponements. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on spring events. As a community we have turned all our efforts to combating the virus, staying healthy by social distancing and protecting our vulnerable groups. Vigilance is the new norm.
So, I turn to fickle mother nature and she doesn’t fail us. Yes, she dropped 6 inches of “poor man’s fertilizer” on us last week, but it melts fast with the warm sun rays. I found a forsythia bush blooming in a parking lot. I had forgotten how beautiful that small but bright yellow flower looked after a long winter. Spring bulbs are up and tree pollen is in the air. Yippee!
For years the first sure sign of spring for me was opening day at Fenway Park. It meant the days were longer, warmer and late spring snowstorms were in the rearview mirror. With Patriots Day on the 18th of April and the BAA Marathon to follow, I could feel spring in the air.
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