Green Grass – #SOL Day 6

On my morning walk, the brisk, biting wind made me forget that it is March, but the daylight of 6:45 AM was a sign that spring is coming.  The first thing that I noticed was not the chirping birds (too cold for them this morning), but the green grass that was trying to show its beauty.  As I zigzagged from block to block through my neighborhood with the wind blowing right through me, it was the green grass that somehow kept me warm (at least my thoughts:).

The green grass soon disappeared.  Four hours later, as I drove my daughter to her indoor soccer game, the snow was flying, blowing, and settling on all of the green space that was finally recovering from winter.  It made for a little white knuckle driving, and quickly took me out of my “spring is coming” mood.  When I finally made it home from the game, my eighth grader had shoveled a spot to play some lacrosse off the bounce back.  The green grass was back, and I realized that I wasn’t the only one hoping for spring.

This evening, the green grass had completely disappeared, and my dream of a nice Saturday evening of grilling turned into a frigid, snowy (sideways blowing snow) night of grilling.  As soon as dinner was done, I went to the computer to check the local forecast to be sure that spring is right around the corner.  It is.  The forecast for Wednesday is sixty-one degrees and sunny.  There is hope.  So, tonight, I am washing up my shorts and cleaning the golf clubs for the warmer temperatures.  I know it may be a little premature (since I live in Syracuse, NY), but I’m hopeful.

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4 thoughts on “Green Grass – #SOL Day 6

  1. Ah, I suspected a WNY or Central NY setting (as a fellow Fredonia/ Rochester native). I am sorry to hear the winds of winter are still present but they made for great imagery and alliterative prowess. I especially appreciated the introduction, “On my morning walk, the brisk, biting wind made me forget that it is March, but the daylight of 6:45 AM was a sign that spring is coming. The first thing that I noticed was not the chirping birds (too cold for them this morning), but the green grass that was trying to show its beauty.”

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  2. Great post! You captured the blight of living in the MId-Atlantic region to a tee. I live outside of Philadephia and today and yesterday were both very windy and cold, but I am looking forward to the forecasted 60 degree days next week. It’s funny how seeing the green grass inspires us to move ahead and prepare for spring. Hope you get to golf sooner rather than later.

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