I'm a native Floridian, so I can say this and get away with it. Florida is so weird. In February we have had winter, spring, AND summer.
Oranges on the tree
Camelias and Pointsettias are blooming
Birds work hard to keep warm
in trees just starting to bud out.
Spring azaleas and summer periwinkles are blooming.
And SOME are ready for the bubble to come off the pool.
And as quickly as going to bed and waking up to the sunrise, we slide into summer.
Makes me think of how all of us are in different stages.
Baby sparkers figuring out the water thing, and tracking, and teams, and deciding what they want from sparkdom and starting their journey.
And others of us going cross country with a few getting lost along the way, but most keeping on moving toward that elusive goal weight through the long hot summer, eating salads, stir fries, fighting sugar beasties, going to boot camps, taking on challenges, supporting each other.
And those others who certainly have a spring in their step, but are bundling up for the long winter of maintenance.
All at the same time,