Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Spring is in the Air

Yes, sports fans, I'm back to talking about the weather. I might as well be living in a senior citizens' community in Florida. But today is an absolutely gorgeous day: sunny (that's a novelty for London) and warm, with a whiff of spring in the air. It's such a relief, actually, because I thought spring would never arrive. When I was running over the weekend, I was having a difficult time imagining running in shorts and a T-shirt on April 17, but today that seems more likely.

It's that wonderful first day of spring. Not officially, obviously, since that's on Monday. But it's that special day every year when you find yourself inappropriately dressed for the changing seasons. For me, that usually meant that I was still wearing my winter coat, a heavy sweater and a turtleneck, which made me want to strip in the middle of Chicago on my walk home to the train.

But today, I was prepared, as I had gone out on my morning run and already knew it was wonderful outside. So I have embraced spring by wearing a sprightly pink spring skirt (all of my black clothes feel SO overlooked), a yellow T-shirt and a light-blue cardigan. Even a friend said, "Look at that nice spring outfit you have on." No coat! No tights! I'll be freezing by tonight, but who cares? Spring is on its way!

P.S. For those grossed out by the picture of the salt-encrusted hat from Sunday (you know who you are), I apologize.

3 comments:

Michelle Mitchell said...

a good 17 degrees in london today, people sitting out in the parks-wasnt it fab..? :-)

Michelle Mitchell said...

a good 17 degrees in london today, people sitting out in the parks-wasnt it fab..? :-)

michmitchell said...

a good 17 degrees in london today, people sitting out in the parks-wasnt it fab..? :-)