Ever since I first moved to California, Spring arrived with Naval Oranges.
Now, for some that might sound a bit odd, but please consider. Southern California has basically one, maybe two, seasons. Summer and Wet Summer. After a while, unless the Weather Angel gets a bit on edge, it is pretty much the same, day after day.
For a girl from the Midwest, who was used to having Four Entire Seasons, this was…a touch confusing. I could totally lose track of where we were in the year simply because there was nothing to highlight the changes.
Outside my window, the trees were either Evergreens or Palms. And then one year I went to San Francisco in October and was totally blown away by all the red, yellow and orange leaves. Yep, San Francisco has trees that are not Palm Trees. Wow! I’d forgotten what Fall looked like.
My dad thought I was nuts, but he also thought that 40 degree weather isn’t “cold”, either. To be honest, from his point of view when the weather got down to the 20’s that was cold. If it did that in Southern California people would be in shock, if not the hospital.
Anyway, back to Spring. Today I got my First of the Year Naval Oranges.
With all the things going on right now, that small touch of sweetness brought a bit of normal back. Better than flowers in the yard. Better than blue skies. Better than warm temperatures. Better than chocolate.
I hope you find what makes Spring for you. Enjoy it. Embrace it.