Today’s forecast is calling for more rain here in the Midwest. Splashing around in April Showers have transformed into enjoying random downpours courageously described as some-more showers (Summer = some more…I tried).
The point is that rain and thunderstorms have not been uncommon this summer. Actually, it’s been quite fitting for any Midwestern city. Six days of the week are normal, but on that seventh day, whichever one it may be, Mother Nature humorously throws us a curve ball from a past or future season.
We never pack our seasonal clothes away here. We’re always prepared with a perfectly nonsensical combination of winter coat and a pair of shorts.
It actually looks pretty cool, but whatever…
While I was thinking about the rain that’s collecting in the heavens, preparing to descend on this clear summer day, my eyes were drawn to my yellow post-it notes on my desk at work. Undeniably eye-catching. There is no chance I will ever not see that bright yellow pad during the day. No chance. It’s like a sign of some sort…a very bright, obvious, conspicuous sign.
Yellow is a color that is unmistakably bold. It is by no means a color of subtlety. It represents warmth, happiness and purpose. Even fate.
It’s really surprising that more people have not embraced this color, especially when it rains.
We’ve all seen the show and know the story by now…
The first day of Spring has arrived! Unfortunately, the one and only Mother Nature has apparently been watching re-runs of Ashton Kutcher’s “Punk’d” over the Winter season. In Columbus, Ohio, the high today is expected to be a warm 36 degrees. Fascinatingly enough, there is a discernible difference between a cold 36 degrees and a warm 36 degrees…Anyways, having endured a wintry season full of powerful snow storms and blistering winds, most people around here believe they have earned an early spring, as ‘Punxsutawney Phil’ promised.
The bitterly cold winds I felt getting into my car this morning was a frustrating and instantaneous reminder that Winter still has a few more chills left in her back pocket. For those of us who have been searching through our dressers for the shorts we stashed away months ago, the forecast has put a wet blanket on our coronation of sorts to Spring 2013.
The video below perfectly highlights this feeling, with the roundabout symbolizing Winter and Big Ben and Parliament representing Spring.
So close, yet so far.