Cool. Cloudy. Brown.
Yes, those were the weather watch words for March in St. Louis.
Where’s spring? Didn’t the vernal equinox come and go?
Oh, that’s right. Mother Nature wanted to keep us alert. Delay the storage of winter boots, coats and mittens by sending us that blanket of snow.
Advantage to late March snow — yes, there is one. It tends to be a short term visitor.
So a week after snowplows, shovels and boots were appropriate the ground is bare brown again. I walk along the trail, getting my steps for the day and building up my stamina.
Spring visitors raise the spirits of walkers, runners, and bicyclists.
Yes, we will have spring this year. These will lead. Others will follow.