Written by Dr Klaus L.E. Kaiser
If you live in the northern climes, as I do, spring is an overpowering force. After a long winter and weeks of nature seemingly in an eternal slumber, spring arrives overnight, without warning and drawn-out preludes.
One day it’s cold and dreary and the next day you wonder how life can re-emerge so exuberantly after a long hibernation.
In much of this continent’s environs, spring is almost non-existent, winter gives way directly to summer. Some voices say we have only two seasons – winter and construction season.
In contrast to central Europe, where spring starts in February or March with a slow but steady progression of nature, the continental climate here goes from one extreme to another in no time flat.
Yesterday you froze your buns, today you feel the heat. The trees are budding, the weeds are growing and everything else is forgotten.
Six months of drudgery shovelling snow and scraping the ice off your car’s windshield are all forgotten, swiftly becoming a distant memory. Welcome spring!
Enjoy the season!
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