January showers bring February flowers

I guess the April showers thing doesn’t apply in the Deep South.  It is interesting to think about what we consider normal for seasons.  I have lived several different places which each have different seasonal norms.

My original idea of what seasons are supposed to be came from growing up in Virginia.  This is based on 4 pretty much equal length seasons – Winter: December-February, Spring: March-May, Summer: June-August, Fall: September-November.

Well, that went out the window when my family moved to New Orleans.  In Louisiana, the seasons are: Hot, Wet, Hurricane, and Mardi Gras.  From there, we moved to Milwaukee where the seasons are Winter and the other half of the year.  To round out the seasonal craziness, living in Atlanta means it could be any season pretty much any time (sometimes we seem to have multiple seasons in a day).

Ah well, I definitely prefer spring flowers in February over winter that doesn’t leave until May!

Gibbs Gardens Daffodil Festival
Ball Ground, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  1/5 sec – ISO 320

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