Editorial: Despite the temperatures, spring is in the air

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 04:00 PM.

Today marks the first official full day of spring, and we would be remiss if we didn’t make mention of this season of rebirth.

OK, we know it doesn’t feel much like spring. After all, our temperatures have been in the 50s for the past couple of days, no where near the 70s or maybe even lower 80s for which many wish.

But, you definitely can feel it, especially if you’re one of the many who suffer from allergies.

Still, we can’t help but enjoy the beauty of the blooming Bradford pears, with the azaleas and dogwoods to follow in maybe another week or two.

Warmer days are sure to follow, and neighborhoods will come alive with children riding bicycles and couples enjoying late afternoon walks as the sun begins to set — later and later now that we have entered Daylight Saving Time.

So why is spring such a big deal? It should be a reminder to all who have been cooped up for a long winter to get out and enjoy all that Eastern North Carolina has to offer. And trust us when we say it has a lot to offer.

Go hiking on one of the area’s many trails. Grab a fishing rod and head to a favorite spot. Go enjoy a youth baseball or softball game, and make sure to visit the concession stand to support these leagues. Hit the links for a round of golf. Take a leisurely drive with the windows down.



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