Friday, March 21, 2014

One of the Those March Days

“It Was One Of Those March Days 
When the Sun Shines Hot 
And The Wind Blows Cold:
When It is Summer In The Light,
And Winter In The Shade.”
                     -- Charles Dickens 

My sister sent me the Dickens quote above.
I thought I'd share it in this post
since it describes today's weather so well. 

This morning, a drive through the countryside in Isle of Wight County
revealed sunny meadows and fields.
All along the highway medians, acres of henbit painted the grass deep purple.
There was a cotton field practically overrun with bronze wild turkeys.
Some strutted with their tail feathers arranged into an impressive fans,
no doubt to please their lady friends.
And several crabapple trees were beginning to flower.

To paraphrase Dickens, the sun shone hot, the wind blew cold.
That's Springtime in Virginia.

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