The grass is ris
I wonder where the flowers is?
Last week, Lynn shared the crazy that comes in her workplace when in May. That got me thinking about spring. With our temperamental weather of April days ranging from 51 degrees – 91 degrees in the daytime and our lowest overnight temp of 28 degrees, even Boise natives were shaking their heads in wonder. What the heck was going on with Spring 2012?
April showers bring May flowers.
We’re going to have a heck of a lot of flowers! Boise is in a valley surrounded by desert. In April, 13 days out of 30, we had rain of varying amounts. At the end of April, over an inch fell in one day. That’s extremely rare in Idaho.
Don’t plant your garden until the snow is off Shafer Butte.
The weather isn’t a fascinating topic for a writing blog. What interested me was that I immediately remembered these old poems/sayings without even consciously thinking about it. How cool is that? They are simple, humorous, and they won’t ever win any writing prizes.
But, they lasted.
Why? I know that we all have sayings from our parents and grandparents, but some are just…there.
For the profound writing, we know that Christopher Vogler writes about the hero’s journey and posits that all of us share a collective conscious that responds to the steps in such a journey. There are many more books on how to achieve greatness in writing, and many different theories.
But, what about the not-so-profound? What about “Spring has sprung…”
Do you have any favorite bon mots about the weather or spring that pops into your mind without any help or deep thinking? Let’s take time off from deep thoughts and have some fun with it.