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The Sun came out Again!!

5 Apr

The last time I saw a beautiful sunny day I wrote about it and, I said I’d let you know how the next day turned out. The sun did stay out that ENTIRE DAY!  The next day it was cloudy with snow flurries, which stayed around  for the next couple of days. YES, snow flurries! Just today my neighbor told me she heard  a guy say something funny. He said, “What a nice Winter we are having this Spring” EXACTLY!!!

 

The sun has come out  again for a couple of more days and I think JUST MAYBE Winter will lie down and let Spring come here in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is a gorgeous old city and on a sunny day it really is fun to get out, which we did the other day.

 

photo 3 (1)One of things I LOVE about the city are all of the beautiful old bridges. Pittsburgh is known for its bridges, which I have to admit I did not know prior to moving here (**GASP**). Hey, I am a native Californian and, well, I won’t say anything further to incriminate myself or any other Californian in regards to our sense of the continental United States geography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo 2 (2)It is beautiful to see these old, steel bridges throughout the entire city.  I also found a good place to run, Point State Park. The park is located at the “tip” of the triangle in Pittsburgh, where all three rivers meet. The view of the rivers, bridges, and stadiums is nice and there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy a beautiful day. The day we visited there were lots of folks out riding bikes, jogging, sitting around talking and just out having a good time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll be sure to get out there and go for that run, WHENEVER  Winter decides to let go and allow Spring to finally come.

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Spring, really?

21 Mar

Supposedly spring is here. The vernal equinox was on March 2oth.

Someone forgot to tell Mother nature to check that off of her to do list because, the weather is no better here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania than it was last month.

This past weekend I took son#3 to an Easter Egg hunt. He HAD to wear gloves, a jacket and mittens. Why? BECAUSE IT WAS COLD! Not Los Angeles, CA cold BUT, Pittsburgh, PA cold!

I HAVE NEVER thought of snow in Spring (unless you drive to it, far away, to snowboard). It amazes me that it is still below 30 degrees. The sun and I have a whole new relationship now. I am like a cat. Whenever the sun-rays come out I am ALL IN! I run to the window, snuggle up on the floor right in the one sun-ray that beams into the window for the few minutes of sun that will come in. I say few minutes because it is never a full day of sunlight.

I purchased Vitamin D and now take it because I could possibly develop rickets here from lack of sunlight. Are you laughing? I’m serious! As I sit here typing this it is 21 degrees outside and now the sun has been enveloped by clouds. Ho hum! Spring is coming! Oh wait, it’s already here!

Happy Spring!