My dear, dear friends here at CB. It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that... a crime has been committed and the suspect... the suspect is...
Oh... I cannot bear to say it. Okay, I simply must but remember the suspect Art Schnatterly (@aliveintheword), ummm... I mean C-17°|F2° The Suspect is innocent until proven guilty.
The suspect, by all appearances is a charming man, active in his church and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He also is a great blogger. Do not be deceived! The evidence suggests that he has committed... a crime.
Last week, while I was off traveling in New England, Spring slipped into Minnesota. While my infamous snowbank was still there when I returned last Saturday, I actually saw... grass. You must understand that today marks the 20th week of snow cover so seeing grass was really a very big deal. Over the next couple of days, I watched the snow retreat from my yard back into the woods... almost. Then I woke up to snow yesterday and it snowed all day.
Where was Spring? I had just seen her. In fact, I'd seen some Canadian Geese flying overhead and usually she is with them. I looked and looked and then I saw... The Suspect. When I mentioned waking up to snow, The Suspect was gloating over the fact that he had slept with the window open! Hmm... that sounds very suspicious to me.
Now comes the worst part. I'd had half a mind to head off to Missouri to bring Spring back. They have had her down there for long enough. In fact, I heard from a reliable source down in Missouri that Summer has been knocking on the back door, down there, waiting for Spring to leave.
However, before I could do so I learned... Spring escaped from her captor! Yes, not only did the Suspect kidnap Spring, he lost her! Sigh...
I am hoping she will find her way back to where she belongs... I've heard that she has been spotted far to the south but she may be headed this way. It must be so because it may be 40F up here by next Tuesday. So if you see Spring, could you please tell her that @cowgirldiva and I are waiting for her? Thank you!
throwing my hands up I am INNOCENT, I say. IN-NO-CENT! I had nothing to do with the daffodils that are in full bloom or the forsythia that are simply brilliant. I am INNOCENT of causing the blossoms on the pear and crab apple trees. I've had nothing to do with the sound of lawn mowers permeating the air. Those kids on spring break out playing ball in shorts... not my doing!
You see, it was the Creator who set the seasons. Only He could tilt the Earth just right.
And as He knows, I am indeed GUILTY of many things...
Just not this one...
Thanks for the chuckle, K
Oh yeah! [b]I[/b] control the weather down here. That why it's snowing now, raining later today, then accumulating up to 4" (that's less than 1/4 of a cubit for those needing translation).
Spring done sprung a leek! (no that's not a misspelling)
Okay... I finally located Spring. I heard that she is crying her eyes our down at Linda Young (@savedbyegrace) 's house. Poor, poor thing... she is soooooo frightened. She said she was on her way to see me when suddenly... well, I will not go into details for I have a feeling The Suspect may be willing to allow her safe passage now. I believe Art Schnatterly (@aliveintheword) ... I mean... "The Suspect" has come to understand that Spring is an expert escape artist. If you try to restrain her, you will find that she will disappear. No, it is best to just let her be.
I have sent word to her down at Gracie's and assured her that I believe she can safely pass through Missouri now without being abducted. She expects to be in Missouri sometime on Monday, I believe. She says she must rest just a bit before she continue her journey to Minnesota but she insists that she really does want to see me. It has been SUCH a long time! It has now been more than 20 weeks since we were "snow-free".