It’s time for my top ten signs of Spring. This week ushered in the official first day of Spring. I know because it’s clearly marked on my calendar. Looking outside gives me no clue — it’s cold, and it might snow. Such is Spring in Indiana. As Mark Twain said, “In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” He must have been in my home state.

The spring equinox is one of two days we experience equal hours of sun and darkness every year — one sure sign spring is here. If you’re still not certain Spring has arrived, here are a few more tell-tale signs.

My Top 10 Signs of Spring

  1. Bulbs are sprouting… through the snow.
  2. Fred in the shipping department spends an hour daily updating the NCAA tourney pool.
  3. Highway construction increases, limiting 1/3 of all interstate highways to two lanes (at least, it seems like it).
  4. Time springs forward, and we arrive at work in the dark once again.
  5. You awaken to the sounds of chirping birds. Many birds chirping loudly, right next to your bedroom window, at 5 am.
  6. Seeds have been in local retail outlets for three months and are now on sale.
  7. You receive lawn care direct mail, phone calls, and representatives at your door.
  8. You know it’s Spring because you’re taking the kids to baseball practice, not basketball.
  9. People aren’t spending 3 hours on the couch watching football… they’re watching racing.

And the number one sign of Spring is…

  1. It’s moved from cold and flu season to allergy time!

There you have it — my top ten signs that Spring has sprung. What are your sure signs of Spring? Let us know what we should add to the list.

More Humor

I have a humor category on my website that has successfully introduced people to my professional services. I’ve collected these pieces and a few others into one volume.

Writing I Think I’m Funny: and it gets me in trouble all the time has been a labor of love. Of the 47 stories in this book, more than 30 are true tales from my days on this planet. Most of those make it clear how my warped sense of humor gets me in trouble.

If you enjoyed this post you might like, Breaking the Streak.

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