“April showers bring May flowers,” goes the saying, but it took me eighteen years to discover that on my own.
See, in Portland, March showers bring April showers which bring May showers. The only difference between winter and spring is the number of daylight hours and a ten degree temperature difference. It’s rainy starting in October and doesn’t stop until June.
That phrase about May flowers didn’t make sense to me. It was cute, sure, but I didn’t realize it was also true until this year.
New York has this thing called seasons, a foreign concept for a West Coast native. April here means the snow and ice has mostly melted. The weather alternates each day from a sunny 70 degrees to a raining 50 degrees to a flurrying 30 degrees.
And then the May flowers come out.