Now, a day doesn't go by when I don't hear someone complaining how spring is late this year. They don't seem to understand the season is a transitional period. It is at this time of the year when the Earth begins tilting on it's axis. That's right, the Earth tilts back and forth. In the winter the norther latitudes are actually closer to the Sun then they are in the summer.... This is Earth Day, remember? If you are celebrating the planet you should understand the rotational process, how are orbit is actually elliptical. Too many believe the definition of Spring is "warm and sunny days." This is why we say 'April showers bring May flowers.' We are transitioning between the cold, crisp days of Winter and the steaming hot days of Summer.
Of course a number of retailers don't like this. They want Spring to turn on instantly, like turning on a light. They want to be able sell vast quantities of mulch, and soil, and grass seed, and they want to do it now. How well they do on Wall Street is a direct reflection of consumer's spending habits. How foolish to have your profitability depend upon a transitional period which may actually keep people inside. Today is Earth day and in Central Pennsylvania it is cool and rainy. Since it's my day off I would have preferred the weather to be nice and sunny. I do have yard work which needs to be done. However we are passing from a cold season to a warm season which means we're not always going to get what we want from the weather. Hey, it's Earth Day! Ain't it great to be on a green planet in the Goldilocks zone?