Monday, May 16, 2016
Where Is Spring?
The wild fluctuations have made it hard to figure out what to wear. Yesterday I changed my clothes multiple times--long sleeves in the morning, short sleeves after lunch, and back again to long sleeves at the end of the day. This morning I put on clothes to go to the gym, but it was so chilly I dug in the back of my closet for a fleece jacket. At the beginning of the month I washed the winter coats and put them away for the winter, and I was NOT going to get them out again! Nor am I going to turn on the furnace. When I came home from the gym I changed into jeans and added another layer on over my long-sleeved shirt.
Even the plants are being affected by the weather. The pansies in the pot on the front porch are loving the chill, but the house plants I'd moved to the deck aren't. This morning I moved them all to a more sheltered location. As I passed by the place I grow my tomatoes and peppers I decided I was glad I haven't had time to put in those warm-season vegetables yet.
At this time of the year sunset is a little after 8 p.m., but today when I was putting dinner together three hours before that it was already gloomy in the kitchen, and I had to turn on some lights in the room. It was completely dark by 7:00. The fall-like feel inspired me to make a batch of pumpkin muffins.
Tomorrow is supposed to be a carbon copy of today, then the rain should stop for a couple of days and it should start warming up. According to the forecast it will be back to normal by this time next week. We'll see.