|Sunrise taken in Scranton, PA on our drive to our new home in New England|
When we first moved up here, La Suegra would go on and on about how much she loved the Spring since it was like a rebirth after the death of Winter. I wasn't sure what she was talking about but I took her word for it. I was told that we had moved up during a relatively mild Winter and that I should not use it as an example.
Spring came and it was ok. La Suegra set up a little garden and she planted flowers and a few vegetables -- an attempt at becoming self-sustaining.
|Eh, what's up Doc?|
|Cilantro that I conveniently use in my Ropa Vieja recipe|
|In a few weeks, that little green ball will be a ripe tomato!|
Summer was nice, maybe only about a week or so of Miami-like heat. My only complaint was the lack of central A/C in this old house.
Then Fall came. Wow. Nothing can compare to watching those leaves change color. The weather was crisp and gave me a skip to my step. I started craving pumpkin everything (for a while there, I thought I was pregnant - me wanting to eat calabaza?). This is what people had been preparing me for all year. When people would find out that I had just moved here, they'd say, "You will LOVE the Fall!". They were right! Que belleza!
|Gould Hill Apple Orchard, Hopkinton, NH|
Winter came next. What can I say? Coño que frio, mis amigos! I started to think that I was an extra in a movie titled Ice Age 4: Afternoon of the Popcicles! Let me tell you, when its 5 degrees below - you know! I loved it, though. I think that every time it snowed, I would stare outside the window at the pretty snowflakes coming down. I only really got sick of it when it was still snowing mid-April.
|Our driveway became an ice way. Ice-cleats were all the fashion at this point!|
|Not a greeting card -- that's our barn!|
Spring? Where are ya buddy? It came late this year, but when it did, I was wowed. La Suegra was right! You really start to appreciate something when it isn't there 24/7.
I never thought I would see the end of the ice and the snow, but soon enough, beautiful things started sprouting from the ground. The trees got thicker and the bugs started to buzz.
|Arizona Sun Blanket|
|Who doesn't love roses?|
The first day of Summer is just two days away and I am going to enjoy the season of my youth, but also mark it as my countdown to Fall. I can't wait!
I love living in New England for all its beauty and nature and history.
Do you experience seasons where you live?