This morning the brilliant blue sky belied the cold temps – it was only 18 degrees, but if you forgot about the cold for a few minutes, you could pretend that it was warm and sunny, even if the sun’s piercing rays were just there for show. Ol’ Sol took his own sweet time creating an eventual slow-mo snow and ice meltdown, but not at that hour.
Further gazing around, with a little stretch of the imagination, you could conjure up images of piles of sand twinkling with beach glass, knowing full well that it was really big mounds of snow which sparkled with a crunchy, glazed-looking surface that looked as if it had been shellacked, courtesy of Tuesday’s freezing rain.
Imagination is good for the Winter-weary soul.
But, cheer up because Spring is now only a dozen days away.
No one can wait, especially as the temps kept rising today ‘til we topped the 40-degree mark.
At the grocery store, besides jelly beans and bunnies, Meijer was chock full of rain boots and brollies, and even beach gear, all as if to signal that April and May were just around the corner. The featured fruit this week was strawberries. Mmmmmmmm. They looked scrumptious, bright red and luscious, like misshapen hearts with mini yellow dots, tumbling around in their oblong plastic boxes.
The media and 7-Eleven have been teasing us by touting the newest Slurpee flavor which debuts later this month. It is none other than hometown favorite – Faygo Redpop strawberry soda, made right here in Detroit. While a Slurpee may not sound too appealing on a chilly day, the thought of 50 degrees this Wednesday is incentive enough to hunt down one of those tall slushy drinks.
Yup, I think we might be turning a corner in this long and never-ending Winter season.