24 May 2011

Spring, please forgive us

I don't know what we've done here in Chicago to offend Spring so, but clearly we have. Otherwise, it would not keep blowing off the plans we had together for gardening, biking, hiking and all of the other activities that kept our hopes alive during the dead of winter. This year, Spring keeps standing us up. We wait and wait, margarita mix and blender ready to go on the kitchen counter, sunscreen stationed hopefully near the back door, sunglasses polished and perched on our heads. But Spring has been a no-show...or worse, a "gotta run, I have an early meeting" kind of date.

However, it looks like Spring is finally ready to forgive us. Phew! Whatever it was, I hope we don't do it again. I never get these silly pit bull grins on rainy days when we're stuck inside.

"I'm never going inside again."

"Pass the sunscreen, please."


  1. we miss spring as well over here in NYC!


  2. You put it so eloquently, yet today seems like even another turnaround day. Fifty degrees in May??

  3. I know what you mean! I've begun to worry if we'll ever see it! Now it looks like we'll go straight to summer again, too! Phooey on that!

  4. too true, I actually have a similar post today!


  5. Glad spring has finally arrived. Nothing better than laying in the grass on a sunny day. Here in Southern California I think we skipped spring and went straight to summer.

    T2 look beautiful, as usual.

  6. our dogs are so jealous of your grass. we have beautiful, 100-year-old oaks in our yard and we love them, but the downside is that our yard is dirt and mulch, not grass. and mulch is not as fun for laying in!!

  7. We skipped spring down south as well. We are already hitting 100 degree days!