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Welcome to spring, a time of new beginnings



We finally made it. We made it through another Wisconsin winter. Today is the first full day of spring, the new season arriving officially at 10:33 yesterday morning. As winters go, the one just past was hardly one of the worst we have experienced. Our temperatures were only slightly cooler than normal, and we didn’t get all that much snow, more than six inches below normal. But even though there are four seasons, winter always seems the longest. If only our springs and falls lasted as long. During the winter months, we stay in more, we experience more darkness, and often feel a certain malaise. The pandemic certainly didn’t help us feel carefree and joyful. That is why today is worth celebrating. Even though we may see highs only in the thirties later this week, and the word snow pops up again in the weekly forecast, this is a time to rejoice. Because soon we will be back out in the fresh air, admiring the freshly formed buds on our trees and plants. We will be able to sit out on our decks and patios, plant flowers and watch the hummingbirds return, as nature begins its yearly renewal. It has been a long time coming, but we finally made it to a season of new hope and new beginnings. Cheers to the new season. Now, let’s get out and enjoy it!

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Chip DeNure

    March 21, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Well said…except, of course, all those spring plans might be canceled by World war 3

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