…living in Wisconsin is so unpredictable that I love it!
Many of you know that Shirley and I were gone for three weeks redeeming invitations out west from friends who have coaxed us to share their lifestyles…
Kelly Lake’s Mike and Stephanie Nofzinger instigated and precipitated our travels by inviting us to their condo in Palm Springs, CA (I always wanted to drive through our country), a route that took us 5,700 miles by car through the states—to four different visits—to Florence, AZ, Apache Junction, AZ, Nofzingers in Palm Springs and CA and Tom and Judy Webster in Santa Cruz, CA—not to mention San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and points to-and-fro. It was a whirlwind adventure and we had a blast with our friends (many thanks, by the way)! The sites we saw were awesome!
But, that’s not my point… We’re home now at Kelly Lake and thinking spring, albeit we just got about 3″ of snow. Fazed not whatsoever, despite the fact that it looks like winter, I’m not dismayed. Spring has sprung! White covering the ground this AM will readily be melted by the sun’s higher and more direct rays as it seeks its ultimate zenith come summer.
I’ve always considered March our fifth season. In March, you have the promise of spring, but can have blizzards, rain, sleet and 80-degree days. You can’t work in the yard; the mud you drag in, into a frustrated look from the Mrs. March is the season and reason to leave Kelly Lake, head south until March is over—bask on a beach, enjoy cocktails by the pool, wander an isolated beach, relish the moment and charm with your mate, and put March wintry madness out of your mind!
It won’t be but a couple weeks when familiar faces will return to open their cottages, survey the yard, open windows, air out the winter’s staleness, check the plumbing and generally assure themselves that everything’s “go” for another summer season—the reason.
April is great! Soon, then, the ice is out, dock in, yard raked, boats readied and off we are ready to enjoy May, June, July, August and even September still ahead of us! April’s great at Kelly Lake! March? March is past history… its over!
So, at 66 I’ve learned to do without March and move south. And, I love April, April showers, flowers, friends returning to open waters, buds, greening grass… For now, however, I have this photo from Web Cam 2 of 3″+ on March 25th. Roger
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