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Alright! I’ve had enough!

I almost bought a pretty tropical plant to put in the flowerpot at the front of my house last weekend, but something told me to wait.

I guess my inner voice knew what it was talking about because I’d have been scrambling to protect it from the cold Friday night if I hadn’t listened. That pot’s way too heavy  – and way too far from the door – to have moved it inside for the night.

Maybe I’m just mistaken, but the last time I checked this is Memorial Day weekend and we’re about to enter June. The pool and beach at Claytor Lake are opening this weekend. So why am I still worrying about my outdoor plants getting frost-bitten or frozen?

It’s seriously time for cold weather to move on and not show it’s ugly face again until late fall or winter.

I was shocked Thursday evening to see the words “mountain snow” on the weather map for New England this weekend. I was floored when I saw the local weather forecast calling for a high of 62 and a low in the 30s Friday.

It was only supposed to get down to 38 degrees, not freezing, but there aren’t many plants that tolerate temperatures below the upper 40s, much less the 30s. Besides, who was to say the forecasters wouldn’t be off a few degrees and the mercury actually dropped below freezing.

Gheez Louise. Will it ever stay warm this spring or summer? I thought I was just joking a few weeks ago when I questioned whether it was going to be too cold to get in the pool come Memorial Day. I never dreamed it would actually dip into the 30s only days before.

Alright mother nature; I’ve had enough!

It’s a good thing you can heat a pool. The folks at Randolph Park are going to have to really crank up the heater if anyone actually breaks out a swimsuit and ventures into the pool Monday. Then again, everyone may be so tired of the cold they’ll bite the bullet and dive in anyway.

Maybe we’re going to have to place mind over matter this summer and pretend it’s warm and sunny. No, that’s not rain and thunder putting a damper on your holiday celebration. Concentrate … it’s warm and sunny … warm and sunny.

Now, go jump on that waterslide and plunge into the pool.

Ahhh. Summer!

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