This story in the Riverfront Times is so true, at least for this past weekend with its mild temperatures and sun.
"After a winter full of polar vortices, frost quakes and far too many snow days, St. Louisans are itching to feel the sun on their skin -- and to get those salt stains off their cars.
Patios, playgrounds and public spaces were packed Sunday, despite the temperature staying slightly-cool at around 55 degrees."
It was stunning to see lines of cars looking like airport security lines as they snaked forward and back, down and around waiting for their turn in the wash bay. But, even more evident was the surge of people outside yesterday, walking, biking, walking and strolling. On this campus it was an endless parade of people we've never seen before coming through singly, in groups, with dogs, all enjoying being outside without freezing.
We couldn't always see kids, but we could hear their voices as they played outside. And, Fox2 News had a report last night on the large numbers of people who headed into garden centers. Which is really rushing things-the soil is icy cold with a muddy top layer. Way too early to be planting anything even pansies. But, for those with zoysia lawns, it is a good time to aerate and power rake.