Friday, March 7, 2014

The TRUE sign of Spring... Groundhog Day? Daylight Savings Time?

I had a conversation with a customer this morning that made me smile and inspired this post. Shawn and I were talking about this past winter and how grueling it has been. Back on Feruary 2nd Punxutawney Phil told us that we had six more weeks to look forward to (grumble) and we have all heard the adage that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. If you are local, you also know that there is too much snow still left on the ground to see if the Daffodils have dared to poke through the soil.

The first week of March is in the rearview mirror and with Daylight savings this weekend and St. Patricks Day just around the corner, the icy grip of winter continues to hold on.

A daily conversation with any number of our customers  in the store is about how exhausting the winter season has been and if you want to see someones day change in a big hurry, all you have to do is discuss the next forecast. This past week the weather prognosticators got it wrong in our area. The threat of another 12-15 inches went by with only the lightest of dusting... but the cold remains. Next week we are supposed to get another storm and only time will tell whether they get it right this time.
So, when will Spring get here?

Well, Shawn had his own barometer for when he could expect Spring to finally push in. "Forget groundhog day, don't look for Daffodils or listen to the weather forecasters" he said. "If you want to know when spring is here, all you have to do is look at the Rosé racks at Harry's. When you guys have 30+ selections on the rack, it's Spring"!

That made me smile and I immediatlely went to the racks to get the count...

Twenty two, rats.

He looked at me and said very seriously... "Tell William to get them in here, I'm tired of winter".

Now I'm not making any claims as to how accurate his barometer is but I can promise you that by the end of next week we will have 30+ on the rack (I'm tired of winter too).

Keep your fingers crossed and lets see if we can break out of this winter with the help of some sunshine in a bottle!


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