Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Convertibles and motorcycles

First, I want to say to everyone who is still suffering with the cold weather that still has much of this country in its icy grip that I'm sorry. I'm sorry, but it went up to 60 degrees here in Maryland today and I still can't believe it.
The best I can do is share with this you and not gloat. So I will not. Gloat, that is. Today, people were in short sleeves and light jackets and motorcycles were all over the place and some folks were even riding in convertibles.
Actually, the people in this particular convertible were two of my friends that I had lunch with today. School was closed for the holiday, so we all met and headed for The Olive Garden. I love that you can get a very good lunch and a drink for under ten dollars.
The view with the adirondak chairs is from my friend, NANCY'S house. She lives on a river. And today, the clouds were white and puffy and the sky was a gorgeous blue.
All too soon, it faded, for around 4 PM, the wind kicked up, the temperature dropped and now it's raining and chilly. Still, it isn't snow and it isn't terribly cold.
I think the day we had today was just what everyone needed. It made us feel like Spring really is coming. And pretty soon, you'll be feeling it, too. One can only hope . . .

16 comments:

Josie said...

Ha! Well, I can gloat too. People were riding in convertibles here yesterday and today, and some folks were in shorts and shirt sleeves (I think they were a little too optimistic for me, however...)

So, why would anyone want to live inland, when they can live on the West Coast or the East Coast and have such great weather?

Did you know we have palm trees here in Vancouver? Yes we do. :-)

leslie said...

Bite me! Josie beat me to it to gloat about our good weather - both yesterday and today! Drat!

But glad to hear that you experienced some lovely warmth, if even for a few hours. It was foggy this morning but cleared up to be brilliant - now the fog is rolling in again. Hopefully, tomorrow will be nice as all of us here are very anxious for spring to sprung.

leslie said...

Oh and yes we DO have palm trees here! Hah!

tombstone annie said...

I live to the north of you, but also on the North East coast. Our weather was warm enough today that one little purple crocus poked her head out from the soil......and promptly got trampled by our dog. I'm buying flower fences.

abb

Jen said...

I can't wait until its warmer out and I can weed my garden. Yes, I admitted it: I don't mind weeding my garden.

Now that I've let out my shame, could it please warm up?!

brneyedgal967 said...

Ah, I love beautiful days like this. Yes, it was a gorgeous day here today. After planting my seeds to start sowing indoors, I went outside and staked off the garden that needs to be tilled.

Glad you enjoyed your day off.

noble pig said...

We had the same beautiful weather in Northern California today...65 I think...but rain is on the way! Great photos.

Jeannelle said...

Thank you for allowing us to share in your nice weather, even in this small way of just seeing photos of it. Sixty degrees sounds heavenly!

Caution said...

Okay, we will be at 20 degrees and below with several layers of ice; nevertheless, I'm glad I found your blog and your beautiful photography. Worth the stop.

Russell said...

Okay! I am glad to hear you got weather that is nice again!! Out here in the windswept plains of Iowa (corn not potatoes!!) we are recovering from another blizzard!

We had lots of snow this weekend then yesterday and today we are dealing with cold, cold and cold!!

But I did notice the snow is getting a bit wetter and heavier - that is a sign spring is coming. I also notice we are having more sunlight - so it is not dark at 6 p.m. any more (maybe 6:01 but not 6:00!!).

Our family traveled to Washington, D.C. and then over to Maryland (Ocean City, etc.) in 2001. It was beautiful country. We went down to Assateague State Park to see the ponies since our daughter had read the Misty books.

I noticed all the flowers, trees, etc. were a good month to 6 weeks ahead of us. That means, in my book, you must get about 12 more weeks (3 months!) more spring and fall that we do!! Sounds good to me!!

Take care and enjoy that great weather!

Country Girl said...

Sounds like a lot of people had some good weather yesterday.

It's cold again. But not as cold as it is where Russell and Jeannelle live.

And I love Assateague, Russell. It's where I go to the beach. There's a state park and a national park (I prefer the national one, it allows dogs and it's got a nicer beach). Maybe I'll do a post from there soon.

~C.G.

Christine said...

I'm so jealous! Right now, it is 17*F with a RealFeel of -2* because of the bitter winds. UGH! I'm soooo tired of seeing snow everyday! I'm ready for blue skies & flowers.

Kacey said...

we had that freaky snow storm yesterday...

But I could vicariously enjoy your weather and those great pics. (your friend Nancy of the Adirondack chairs should invite us all over! What a nice place to sit and just, well, sit)

Egghead said...

We have had a lovely few days here in Oregon as well. I don't know where in Maryland you are but my son has moved to Baltimore to teach at a private boys school and the weather has been sunny but cold he says.

I love your photos.

dlyn said...

Even if we don't have it up here yet, it is still nice to know it is out there!

Mary said...

Isn't it amazing how just the tiniest bit of sun and warmth can make all the difference! Love the river and the Adirondack chairs!
xoxo,
Mary