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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Katherine Ryder Published: April 1, 2011 11:55 AM

One of the most difficult things for people to adapt to in regard to the weather is the slow transition from snow to ice to rain.

Every year, especially in Northeast and Central Ohio, we get bombarded with heavy rains and, of course, floods.

The dreary thunder clouds that loom ahead are much different in mid-March than they are in mid-July.

In the depths of summer those early evening rain storms are often welcomed. They are a sign of good faith to break the dry heat from the day and bring in cooler nights.

Unfortunately, we still have a fair wait until those mid-summer showers.

Entering into April we should expect more rain than sunshine, but that only means we're getting closer.

Closer to sun-brewed iced tea, blooming gardens, lightning bugs, beaches, chirping birds, and spring dew.

Soon we'll be anticipating our outdoor chores just for the chance to breathe fresh air again, clean and warm fresh air.

A couple of weeks ago I went for a walk and for the first time of the season I caught the smell of barbecued chicken on the grill.

The aroma was almost intoxicating.

There's something about spring that lightens the mood of passersby and makes the weekend so much more enjoyable.

Say goodbye to the final days of winter, spring is here at last!


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