Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mud Season Walk

Most Vermonters are celebrating spring, otherwise known as mud season.  People are happy to see the slush and mud because it means the temperatures have finally gotten above the freezing mark.  Tiny shoots promising crocus blooms and even day lilies can be seen huddled along sunny walls.   The ducks and geese up the road are happily splashing in the melting skating rinks that have covered so many lawns.  Robins are hopping around, poking through the mole hills and mouse trails that have wrecked those lawns not covered in water.

Personally, I have not been able to get warm since last Wednesday morning.  Here I am, ready to go out for my exercise walk:


16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You left Florida too soon!

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  2. When my parents used to return from wintering in Florida, they were the same way -- always cold. My dad said that his blood 'thinned' in the warmth, and it had to thicken in order for him to get warm.
    We're feeling springlike today, and I am loving it!

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  3. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow can keep you away from your assigned walk:) You are a good example because I would have just stayed in the house until I was acclimated to Vermont once again.

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  4. It is a hard adjustment...but by the time you adjust it will be a nice warm spring up there.

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  5. I would be freezing my tail off if I had to leave my sunny warm climate (even if today was a bit much) -- stay warm! It is going to take time to adjust and hopefully you will get lucky and they will have a heat wave soon!

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  6. You look snaggy in your foul weather gear. We have crocus popping up now. I think they are overdue.

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  7. I love your description of spring in your area. I would be bundling up too!

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  8. Walking fast will warm you up and should last for at least a half hour when you get home. I was cold this winter too after my surgery and took to wearing extra layers. I'm trying to unlayer a bit now. We are in the sun today, rain tomorrow pattern.

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    1. I did get warm enough to unzip my jacket for a while. I had on long underwear as well.

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  9. It's been nippy here in Hawaii, too. So chilly that I have had to shut some windows and wear a sweater. Hope it warms up for both of us. Lol.

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    1. It is snowing today. That is nippy! It is supposed to warm up by the weekend though.

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  11. Oh Olga, I don't do well in the cold. However, after our Alaskan trip, I have learned to *layer*. But you seem to be made of sturdier stuff... and certainly adjust well. I admire that. When I'm really cold and can't seem to warm up, a hot shower and a cup of tea usually do the trick.

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  12. Hey, it is true. You blood does seem to thin in Florida. It took me a while to adjust here. I have found an electric throw is a great aid.

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  13. Enjoy your spring. It seems very dramatic.

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