Almost seven weeks after the Vernal Equinox Olympia is beginning to look more like spring, if not feel like it. My expectations of spring are based on three decades of Virginia springs warped by about a quarter century of Arizona springs. Those experiences are very different but the one thing they have in common is spring warmth. Not so in Olympia where early May temperatures still range from the high 30's to mid-50's. That plus cloudy, rainy days. Not the spring of books, movies and song, to say the least.
Still, it is spring and Nature will not be denied her coming out. The land has been blooming for weeks and now the big oak trees are beginning to show a mantle of green. In a few more weeks the wonderful open sky of winter will be filled with leafy foliage. And no matter how long it takes, Olympia will dry out and sparkle in the summer sun for a few months.
It's just a matter of time and perspective.