I was out for a walk earlier this week and saw one of the signs of Spring in my community: professional cyclists, starting to get ready for the season. There’s a serious race in late June and the uniformed cyclists start to come out about now.
This of course got me to thinking, as I was walking past what most people think of as signs of Spring (rocuses, chionodoxa, snowdrops, various and sundry green shoots): what other non-standard signs of Spring are part of my life?
Here on the Board, there’s zev_steinhardt’s Hamantaschen thread, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. (If you haven’t seen the pictures, you have to. It looks like so much fun; and it’s cool to see how his kids have grown.)
In downtown Columbus, the true harbinger of Spring is the “Arnold,” as it’s affectionately known in these parts. It’s about 4 days of huge crowds with all kinds of fitness and body-building interests. This year there was even a film festival.
Those are my random signs - I’m sure I’m forgetting several. What are yours?
Happy Monday, everyone! (Figured I’d get us started while it was still the first day of Spring where I am…)