The sky turned white and it snowed (sideways) for 36 hours this weekend.

Our Easter Sunday drive. Not a pretty picture!

With the return of feels-like-January weather, I can feel that I have a severe case of cabin fever (it’s a real thing).

cab·in fe·ver
noun (informal)
irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter.

Yes, that’s what I feel—listlessness. A complete lack of interest in doing anything. I have no energy to engage in any of my usual modes of entertainment: reading, going outside, garden planning, conversing with others. Instead, I have spent a substantial amount of time napping and doing essentially nothing.

This afternoon the sun came out and we did go for a short ski, but didn’t stay out too long on account of strong winds.

Skiing on our property. In April.

In retrospect, I wish we’d have bundled up better, taken the snowshoes, and spent more time outside.

Last week I was in Massachusetts, where the weather was comparatively more spring-like. I made a quick trip to a nature area that I’d been to last year, also in late March. There was no snow, open water, and ducks and geese. I cannot tell you how happy I was to hear the familiar quacks of a mallards and to see waterfowl swimming through flooded forest.

Along the trail at the Arcadia nature preserve in Massachusetts. I was also here last year at the same time of year.

It will be another month before we have ducks floating through our flooded woods, and today the wait feels like forever!

Do you get cabin fever?

Advertisements

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s