Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Are you there, Spring? It's me, Queenie.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the Northeast got dumped with a foot of snow yesterday. Here in New York, it's been a long, quiet, cold winter, weather-wise, and so the child inside of me was excited to finally have a good amount of the white stuff on the ground.

The petulant toddler inside of me, however, is positively crying out for a dose of spring. I want tender asparagus and stinky ramps and sweet strawberries. I want new lamb and fresh chicken and orange-yolked eggs. And I want it now!

Spring is my favorite time in New York - we wake up from our long hibernation, the farmer's market is buzzing again, the flowers and the food are local once more, and I get to trade my wool overcoat in for a chic trench.

What are you most excited for when it comes to the impending change of season?


Hebe said...

Don't get me wrong, I really love winter. I had a job working outside for 32 years and now, retired, I sit in front of the fire in bliss knowing that there is no snow down the neck and tramping through the muck in store for me today.

However, that does not mean I want the cold to last forever.

Last night my husband came in from his run and he smelled like spring. He kept saying, "get away from my neck," but I just couldn't. It was a combination of warm dirt, and jasmine - irresistible!

Most of all I can't wait until it gets warm enough for me to use my deck swing. It turns into a BED. Yes, indeedy. Massive pillows at one end, my laptop, a champagne kir,and a bowl of raspberries w/greek yogurt, new books..watching the chickadees at their ablutions in my medium blessed mother bird bath....Purrrrfect.!

BTW I follow you as paradisekitten. I really enjoy your tweets!

Meg Blocker said...

I am jealous of your deck swing - it sounds amazing! And thanks for the follow...can't wait to read your new blog!

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