I see a lot of bloggers are from the south, or are at least living in more southern states than those in New England. What you lovely people miss out on is a full, solid spring.
To most of you, what you consider spring – aka the weather you get in April and May – is what I consider summer. Temperatures above 70 degrees? Definitely summer weather. Temperatures above 90 degrees? The world is ending. At least, that’s how I see it. If we get temperatures above 90 in Maine, everything pretty much shuts down. Those temperatures aren’t normal up here, at any time of the year, so you can imagine how we would react/feel if those temperatures happened in April.
No, up in New England we get a nice, solid spring. From April to June, the high temperatures are known to fluctuate between 40 and 80 degrees. None of that 100 degree business you Southerners experience.
Summer officially begins on Friday, and Maine is making sure that we know it isn’t here yet. In fact, I’m currently sitting in a Starbucks in Portland while it rains outside. There are people in shorts and people ordering iced drinks, but it’s still definitely spring weather here.
I guess the reason behind this post is that I want to remind some of you – whether or not you have a blog – that no matter what plans you have, the world and God have their own. You might be in full summer mode, but don’t forget that sometimes spring is still sticking around to give a last hurrah.