I live in Baltimore Maryland and in all my years I’ve never experienced the weather changes that are presently taking place here. The changes are drastic.
I’ve paid attention to the weather patterns from year to year and can honestly say I’ve never seen the likes of this April (2014) during any other April in my life time. My mom is 84 and she’s constantly shared with me over the years her observations of how things have changed.
After such a long – long snowy cold winter, I vowed to myself that when spring arrived I’d bow down and kiss the ground, but now that spring has arrived, I can’t tell if it’s spring or winter; having a coat on one day and a sweater on the next; sweating and having chills within the same hour; adjusting the thermostat and still not finding any satisfaction.
The change in the weather’s been especially hard on me this year causing me to wonder what next winter will be like or next month for that matter. I couldn’t imagine a cold May. Just the thought gives me chills.
I remember a time when seasonal weather patterns here in Baltimore Maryland were consistent for the most part; spring was wonderfully warm and summer was bearably hot. But for the last few years the changes have been obvious; this year being the most drastic. Lord knows what this summer’s going to feel like; could be we feel temperatures never felt before.
One thing for sure- the changes in the weather have broken down any past conceptions I might have had concerning consistent seasonal patterns. Never again will I have any expectations – it’s difficult to surmise what’s going to take place from day to day.
Cold weather isn’t my friend. Granted I’d do what’s necessary to survive if the tables turn and the climate here turn’s cold, but I can tell you, the reality would take a lot of getting use to.
All we can do – where ever we live, is take one day at a time and make the best of whatever the circumstance are; which is what I do in general, but the weather this year (2014) has sent me through some serious mental and physical changes.
Over all I’m grateful and thankful. What Maryland experienced this year – weather wise in comparison to other states, and catastrophes that have occurred in other countries, is a drop in the bucket. It could always be worst so there’s so much to be thankful for!
Blessings to everyone!