Saturday, March 26, 2005

Will Spring ever come?

I've always associated the Easter holiday with Springtime. It obviously does take place in Spring, but to me it brings thoughts of warmer weather, flowers and so forth. Living in the Chicago area, our Spring doesn't seem to arrive until May.

Of course, Easter is early this year as determined by the lunar calendar. The Council of Nice decreed in 325 A.D. that "Easter was to fall upon the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the Vernal Equinox."

Two days ago (Thursday), the Chicago area again had snow. Just a dusting that never really lasted, but it's hard to think of Spring when you see snow falling. The early forecasts for Easter Sunday had it being in the mid-forties at best. Now it appears it will be in the mid-fifties and sunny which will be a vast improvement. The rest of next week is suppose to be relatively warm, but I don't take much stock in long-term forecasts!

The baseball season opens in Chicago on Monday, April 4th when the White Sox host the Cleveland Indians. If we get our usual opening day weather, it will be cold and gray.

Baseball -- now that's a sign of Spring!