Spring is Here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
Today is the first day of Spring. The sun is shining, birds are singing, flowers and trees are blooming and everyone who is allergic to the Jacaranda trees are sneezing. All is right with the world.
This is a beautiful time of year in Ajijic. The temperature is perfect. Days are warm and nights are comfortable for sleeping. Soon the rains will come and the magic of the rainy season will be upon us.
Basically, however, every month has its wonderful and exciting charms.
The first day of Spring up north is a very different situation. Yes, Spring is here but it can still be cold, wet and gray. Summer being a distant dream and oh such a short time before the chill of autumn and then the deep depression of winter.
One of the things I love best about Ajiic is the weather. Everyday is fantastic. We have so many things to deal with in life it is so nice that the weather is such a beautiful constant that is so calming for the soul.
Everyday on CNN we watch the horrible weather disasters that are afoot in the states and in Canada and I feel very sad for victims of the hurricanes, tornadoes, mud slides, forest fires, ice storms and icy cold weather and snow storms with the snowfalls up to the roof of garages.
Here we do not have to worry about furnaces or air conditioners and we women do not have to go through our closets twice a year organizing our seasonal garb. The biggest decision we have to make on any given day is what to wear that will be comfortable and what to make for dinner.
Most of us still have friends and family up north and for them we hope Spring is indeed here but for us we know it is and we can enjoy yet another beautiful day in paradise.