|Me at Wegmann's in Downingtown, PA 2013|
Every year I dread the months of January and February. Those months are the "just get through it months" for me. Unlike many of my gay peers, I'm not rich and thus cannot afford to winter in the warmer climes of Florida.
Doesn't it seem like January and February come around real fast and linger, and linger?
Thank goodness I live in southern Delaware. The winters aren't as severe as when we lived in southeastern Pennsylvania, which is in a different temperate zone. However, this year we've had two winter snowstorms. Not as fierce as other parts of the country but bad enough.
I'm no fan of the snow. Maybe when I was a kid and hoping for some time off from school but as an adult? No way. Snow was always a danger and major inconvenience.
|The view from my living room window of snowbirds feeding on our crepe myrtle seeds (I'm glad I didn't trim that tree!)|
We're in February now. A very short month. The crocus will be pushing through the cold earth in a few weeks. Then the daffodils which are the harbinger of Spring for sure.
The days are getting longer. My mood is lifting. Soon the sun will be with us again and our skin, my old skin, will feel the warmth of the sun. Soon.
|Me at our former Pennsylvania property last year|