This is not Spring as I am used to it.
In Kansas, the weather is usually already warmer by the time spring arrives. Here in Minnesota, the arrival of spring only means that daily temperatures make it above freezing.
In Kansas, the eagerness of spring comes in the form of waiting to see the daily progress of flower blooms and tree blossoms. In Minnesota, the eagerness of spring involves watching the snow slowly melt away into puddles.
Perhaps the best way for me to show you the differences between spring in Kansas and spring in Minnesota is through my pictures.
Looking down my street in Kansas on March 26th 2012
Looking down my road in Minnesota on March 27th 2013
Teddy relaxing outside in Kansas on March 18th 2012
Amos resting outside in Minnesota on March 23rd 2013
A couple kids outside in Kansas on March 26th 2012
A couple kids outside in Minnesota on March 23rd 2013
Hiking in Kansas on March 22nd 2012 (I love the clouds)
Hiking in Minnesota on March 23rd 2013 (Notice how deep the snow is against the
A garden stream in Kansas on March 25th 2012
A stream in Minnesota on March 16th 2013
Lake Shawnee in Kansas on March 25th 2012
Lake Bemidji in Minnesota on March 30th 2013
Overall I honestly can’t say which version of spring I like more. Spring in Minnesota is colder, less colorful, and not what I am used to. But I like the more significant feeling of waking up from a real winter. And I like how in Minnesota I can look forward to spring and summer without dreading the extremely hot summer which always follows the short Kansas springtime.
No matter where you live, Spring is definitely here. That just means different things depending upon where you live.