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Three seasons of Spring

A few nights ago, I was out having a drink at one of my favorite local watering holes (a place that probably would prefer I refer to it as a restaurant/lounge), and I started talking to a guy who had moved out to Oakland from Washington DC (without stopping in Iowa first).

“You know what I miss?” he said. “I miss summer dresses. And I really miss the Spring, when it’s been all icy and cold and everyone emerges from it and it’s beautiful.”

And I said, “Yeah, but to get that you have to have the icy and cold part. So I don’t miss that.”

And I thought about my crazy weekend of apartment hunting just before I moved out here, and how one of the women living in an apartment I looked at had moved out here from Massachussets, and she said she didn’t miss the snow and the cold at all, either.

“You know what we have here?” she said. “Three seasons of Spring, and then something that’s sort of like Fall. It’s basically the same weather most of the year.”

And I said, “That? Sounds perfect.”

Besides, I can wear the summer dresses when I go visit people in places where summer dresses are more appropriate. All good.

6 Comments on “Three seasons of Spring”

  1. #1 Scott R Davis
    on Dec 19th, 2008 at 7:12 am

    You’ll have plenty of opportunities for summer dresses. The first two weeks of May and the first two weeks of October are usually gorgeous. And all summer long you can pop out to Walnut Creek and wear one. Don’t worry it’s safe to travel east of through Caldecott Tunnel.

  2. #2 inadvertentgardener
    on Dec 19th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Scott, whuuuut? Travel east of the tunnel? ;-) But you’re right — there’s definitely some sun out that way, and yes, this year? Summer dresses were perfectly appropriate for October. It was GORGEOUS.

  3. #3
    on Dec 22nd, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Having grown up in one of the mountain states with two seasons, hot and dry or cold and snowy, I love the 3 seasons of spring and I don’t miss shoveling the fluffy white stuff at all now that I live in the South Bay. I planted peas and pansies in October and I love it.

  4. #4 inadvertentgardener
    on Dec 22nd, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    1goodlife, cheers to that. I’m totally in favor of planting peas in October! Here’s to extended growing seasons!

  5. #5 Al_Pal
    on Jan 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Hee, love this! 3 seasons of Spring, indeed!

  6. #6 inadvertentgardener
    on Jan 3rd, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Al_Pal, it’s good stuff, ain’t it? ;-)

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