January 29, 2013
BAD NEWS FIRST
It’s winter in Minnesota, so it’s cold, snowy, icy, generally miserable, and almost uninhabitable. Tomorrow, our high temp is forecasted to be 1 degree Fahrenheit. My driveway is pure ice.
NOW, FOR THE GOOD NEWS
However, the countdown to spring has begun, and we only have 50 days to go till March 20, The First Day of Spring 2013! Even before that, the tulips should start popping out of the ground. It’s safe to start hoping that spring will someday arrive. Hubby, cats, and I will all be ready when it gets here.
In this spirit of optimism, I dug out a few photos I took during my trip to Czech Republic a few springs ago. It was March 2007, and I missed the lilac blossoms here at home (heartbreaking) to take my trip, but delightfully, it was springtime in Europe, too: