Before I start this post, I want to let everyone know that Sharkbytes has continued the 5th Picture Meme game over on her My Quality Day site. Here's a link to the post: 5/5 Meme Ends Up in North Dakota
Don't miss this one. Her picture is animated, and she did a really good post. Plus she has an irresistible mystery post coming up. I can't wait! Read her post either before or after mine. However you do it, you'll leave a little happier. Now onto my story for today.
Today is going to be a very warm day here, and yesterday saw more warm weather. The snow is melting again, because of this warm winter weather. We have been going from cold days to warmer days and back again lately. We will go back to cold temperatures before the week is done.
Are these new warmer days a sign that winter is almost over and spring is coming? Yes! These are definitely the first signs of spring. But wait, I'm not saying spring is here yet. I'm just saying that we're seeing the very earliest signs of it now.
It's still possible for winter to rebound and throw us down into the icy deep freeze that it kept us in last month. But it doesn't have much time to do that anymore. We have only a little over a month before winter breaks it's icy grip on us.
I know there are some doubters out there. I know who some of you are. Winter always makes one last gasp attempt to keep ahold of all of us. It may happen some time at the beginning of April. We will think spring is here, and a huge snowstorm will hit. But it won't last long.
By then, winter will have to turn over this part of the world to the warmth of spring. It's coming and the signs are all around us. Our snow has been mixed with rain now more and more. Our frozen lakes and rivers are beginning to melt, and each freeze is weaker than the last. We are truly seeing the decline of winter.
With this new ice melt, I found out that there is a river running next to my new found Carpenter Lake. I can't wait to sneak down there and find out where it goes. I'm finally seeing what this park will be like when it gets warm.
Another great sign of spring here in the USA is the first games of Spring Training Baseball. I'm a huge baseball fan, and I have high hopes for my Detroit Tigers. Spring training is always a good sign that spring is coming. The regular baseball season will begin in only one month from now.
Baseball is definitely a warm weather sport, so we know they're hoping for warm breezes and sunny skies when the baseball teams get ready to start battling each other. Right now they are only warming up in two of our warmest states, but baseball is one more true sign of spring. By the way, my team won it's first game 5-4.
There it is, my secret way to sneak baseball into my usual nature stuff. I think it fit pretty well. I don't know if anybody noticed, but I snuck another reference in there too. For all of you book readers out there, can you guess where I stole my post title from?
Okay, I'll talk to you all in the comments section later, and in my next post tomorrow.