Is it spring yet...?

Here in New York City right now it is still cold. Tonight the temperature will dip into the 30s, although we will (hopefully) not get a frost. Today is bright and sunny, but very windy. It just barely got into the low 50s this afternoon. Most of the winter waterfowl are still on the Reservoir in Central Park.

Spring is underway, at least it is in the early stages, but many plants and animals are still in their winter sleep. The buds of many of the plantings outside the apartment building here, and in Central Park, are opening, but the city as a whole puts out a lot of artificial heat, and this warms the outside temperature several degrees compared with the surrounding countryside.

I do go out and about during the cold months, as much as I can, but I am so looking forward to shedding some of these layers of warm clothing and spending some more pleasant and comfortable time outdoors.

It won't get really warm here until June, by which time it will probably get really hot, really fast.

Currently I look with envy at observations from warmer climates. I long to be able to justify spending two hours on the subway and bus to go to my favorite beach on the outer coast.

But I really should not complain, because if all goes according to plan, I will be in the tropics for 4 weeks starting the end of April.

I hope everyone else is enjoying their regional weather, whatever it is.

Posted by susanhewitt susanhewitt, March 29, 2016 20:15

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Wishing you excellent adventures in May! Cold and damp here this morning in Scotland.

Posted by lera over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Thank you Lera!

Here our weather is oscillating a great deal. Yesterday it reach the low 70s Fahrenheit, but on Sunday the high is supposed to be in the low 40s!

Posted by susanhewitt over 4 years ago (Flag)

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