It’s springtime, baby!

After a long, cold winter where daytime high temperatures routinely dipped into the high 60s and lower 70s, it is finally springtime once again in southern Arizona.  And true to form, we Arizonans persevered through it all – the biting cold, frosted windshields and 6-foot high drifts of grimy snow.  Oh, wait…

Our orange tree is in bloom!
Our orange tree is in bloom!

Okay, so there were nights where we had an extra blanket on the bed, and the bitter cold in the frigid 60-degree air at times required the use of a wind breaker during the day.  But I tell you, my wife and I got through it, and we learned a lot about ourselves during this time of pain and anguish.  We’re total DINKWADs.

It is this kind of winter stress and torture that separates the men from the boys.

But no, seriously – springtime in southern Arizona means that 100-degree temperatures are right around the corner.  In fact, the forecasted high temperatures this week are flirting with the 90 mark already.

No bother.  I’m a sunny skies and warm weather kind of person, so Arizona has been a wonderful state in which to call home.  This morning our sliding back door has been open, allowing the pleasantly cool springtime air to fill our home, and lets our two dogs roam the backyard at their leisure. Continue reading “It’s springtime, baby!”