I just checked and there are about 38 days left until Spring arrives.  (I asked Google and “she” said that there are 21 days left. So much for being able to trust what Google reports.) Of course, that is just a day on the calendar. It may or may not be reflected in the weather department. We can only hope. I know I am sure ready for it. Even though this has been a pretty mild winter for the most part, this month (February) winter weather has finally arrived for many of us. Even so, it still isn’t all that bad. Here in northeast Indiana we are having pretty much typical normal winter temperatures and so far bitter nasty winter weather has not reared its ugly face. Even so many tadpole trike riders are hibernating waiting for much nicer weather. Most of them haven’t even ventured out when the quite mild winter weather was upon us. I know some who don’t venture out on their trikes until the temperature is in the mid 70s. By that time several weeks of nice riding weather have passed by. Oh well, it is their choice and their loss.

Anyway, Spring arrives Thursday March 19th this year. That is the earliest since 1896. I just hope the weather is in tune with it and we do have decent weather even before then. It is my understanding that the groundhog did not see his shadow this year so that means we are suppose to have an early Spring.

Spring is my favorite season of the year followed by Autumn.  Of course, winter is my least favorite even though the snow and ice can be beautiful as captured in the image above.

Certainly the beautiful blossoms of Spring are breathtaking and I love seeing them. During winter where everything looks so drab and ugly for so long (with the exception of a new snowfall or ice storm) this natural beauty appears faithfully which only Jesus (the Creator of all that exists) can produce reminding us that He is still there and very much in control.

We don’t have many cherry tree blossoms here where I live and ride but we do have tulip tree blossoms which are quite pretty.

Yes, I am counting the days awaiting all of this knowing that I survived another winter and better riding weather has arrived. It is great to …


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Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)


  1. Without the Maundy Thursday and “Good” Friday of seasons—that is, Winter—there is no Resurrection of seasons—Spring. So there’s that….

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