Early morning run along the Charles. Sunrise view of Boston.This past weekend was simply sublime, marked by warm temperatures and the re-discovery of my forgotten flip-flops. But spring was playing with our hearts, for Monday ushered in cold drizzles. I'm donning a pea coat and gloves once again.
The End of Winter...
I moved to the Boston area July 2009, and it has been an adventure. In January I wrote about the weather adjustment in my post, "A California Girl Comments on her First New England Winter."
Now a follow-up post is necessary, since this weekend's sunshine has left puddles, and the winter thawing has begun. I've completed my first New England winter! Here's some celebratory pictures from the weekend, and a few observations.
Sign #1: Pop Those Shades...or Sandals?
Any weather change will reflect first in the wardrobe. I started seeing people wearing sunglasses in late February. Nevermind the long coat, scarf, knit cap, and boots- we demand sunshine, and will take whatever we can get! Perhaps more painful is the sight of an overeager girl with "premature sandal syndrome." You've seen it too, right? Brr.. cold feet!
Sign #2: Race Those Crew Boats
I know nothing about crew. But the Charles River has thawed out, and the rowers are back! Running along side them makes for a brisk pace. I try to race them to the Boston University bridge, but they win every time!
Sign #3: Smile At Random Strangers on the Street!
After a long winter, the sun does strange wonders to the temperment. It's lovely. : )
Locals congregate on the Cambridge City Hall lawn to soak in the sun.
Thanks for reading friends!