“Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.” ~Ellis Peters
We are coming off a gorgeous weekend here in Toronto! It’s as though Spring arrived. Like so many other places, spring has been a reluctant visitor. Only tentatively letting herself be known. Winter, it seems, wasn’t ready to make room for the new resident!
How cold has it been? Well, one friend still had her wee toddler bundled up in snow pants to go to daycare – the mornings have just been so cold. I found this quote from Dickens, describing March, which far more aptly described April, all of it, so far:
“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,Great Expectations
Well, except that it’s felt like winter in the shade AND in the sun..until this weekend. This was a weekend for spring dresses and patio-sitting (with a sweater!) and baseball in the park. It’s been strolling weather. No rushing required to get out of the cold. Just an easy pace. Ahhh, who said it, ‘Spring, at last’!
At least, I’m hoping, It’s Spring, at last!
And, wherever you may be (in the Northern Hemisphere, of course), I’m hoping you’ve been getting more than just a glimpse of lovely springtime, too.
P.S. I have to confess when I found the wonderful quote above about ‘perpetual spring’ I did not know Ellis Peters. I looked him up…er, her, that is. Ellis Peters was the pseudonym of Edith Mary Pargeter. Ms. Pargeter began her working life as a pharmacist’s assistant. Then, she served in the Women’s Royal Navy Service for five years in WWII and then, became an author of, among many things, the Brother Cadfael mystery series. I knew of the Cadfael series, but clearly, didn’t know much about its author. The year before she died in 1995, Ms. Pargeter was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Just a bit of interesting background for you on this, yes, Spring, day!