With warmer weather, I’m starting to see the signs of spring. Tulips are poking the tips of their leaves
out of the ground. One of the best things about flowers is that different varieties bloom at different
times. All through the spring and summer some blooms appear as others fade and disappear.
Another sign of spring is the presence of small squirrels. The young ones that survive learn to run all
the way across the street as fast as they can. For the ones who stop in the middle and then dash back to
where they started, the survival rate is much lower.
Every charity I ever donated to hit me up for money in January or February. The calls are thinning out.
They usually wait a few months and then call me again, hoping I won’t remember I already gave.
Some charities have names so similar other charities that it’s hard to tell them apart. Often they combine
“Children” and “Cancer” along with a few other words.
My bank used to send me credit cards every quarter. I admit it had me fooled for some time. I finally
noticed I had too many cards from the same issuer. Now I cut up any I have not requested. Snick!
Lawn care company signs pop up with the earliest flowers. There will not be any at all and then, bam!
They’re more common than dandelions. The two could be related for all I know. They probably even
taste alike, although I cannot verify that personally.
Movie ads that claim, “best movie of the year,” do not appear to be quite as ridiculous as movies that
premiered in January. The sequels and prequels of average movies to below average haven’t put in
their appearance yet. I’m sure they’re on the way. If you’ve already messed up an idea, why not try for
a new disaster? ‑ Especially if there is an older treatment that actually worked. Who watches black and
white movies anyway?
Maybe it’s time to move the snow shovel from next to the front door to the garage. Nah. That might be
Have you seen any signs where you live?
PS: I wrote this last night after a day when the temperature had been in the mid 70s.
When I awoke this morning it was snowing.