On the flip side, I think the date of Spring gives hope to people who haven't felt their toes and noses in months. For me, the date reminds me to get my spring cleaning done so when warmer weather and sunshine returns I can be outside raking, digging in the dirt, and reading a good book on the deck.
As I dropped my aunt off after Bible study tonight, she opened her door and we were serenaded by the peepers!! Peepers...this is a true sign of Spring. It might be snowing tomorrow but for tonight, the peepers are singing. Spring is coming...snow and peepers!
See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.
Song of Songs 2:11-12 NIV