Shorts, Snowboots, and Seeds

I should’ve known better. After all these years living in Iowa, I should’ve realized that it was way too early to pack my snowboots away until next winter.

So when the latest snowfall hit Iowa City (fortunately, only a couple of inches—no big deal), I had to haul my boots out of the back of a closet. Obviously, though, I’m not the only one pining for spring. On my drive into work today, I saw UI students wandering around—in the snow and ice—wearing shorts and flip-flops. Maybe being in denial about winter means you don’t feel the cold when you’re walking around half-naked.

Next week, we’ll be in March, a few more days closer to blue skies and balmy breezes. And gardening! Finally, I’ll be able to plant all the seeds I ordered during winter’s worst weather; in a few months, my garden will overflow with color and fragrance.

Students may demonstrate their spring fever by donning shorts—I do it by dreaming over seed packets.

Tina Owen


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