Usually by the time March rolls around, I’m more than ready for spring. Unfortunately, for those of us in Maryland, spring really doesn’t begin until late April or early May. It’s been that bad for the last few years that I’ve still be in my tall boots on May 5.
Today, I took a little time to get outside on my porch. I took a few photos of the porch in winter. It’s chilly, but I sat in the sun if only for a few moments and pictured spring…pictured it coming…and pictured bringing my laptop out to the porch to work. I have a beautiful office inside my home, but there is nothing better than being outside, screened in so the bugs don’t get me, listening to the birds chirp, and writing.
Spring, I’m rooting for you to come early. Give us a break in 2019, and let the flowers begin to bloom and warm us up a little. We’d really appreciate it.
Stephanie Verni is the author of Beneath the Mimosa Tree, Baseball Girl, Inn Significant, The Postcard and Other Short Stories & Poetry, and an academic textbook Event Planning: Communicating Theory & Practice, published by Kendall-Hunt, that she co-authored with colleagues Leeanne Bell McManus & Chip Rouse.