NORMAN — I am not a creature designed for the cold. Fresh snow fall makes me genuinely sad, and I dread bundling up in layers.
This comes to me as no surprise: I was born on the summer solstice in California. Sunshine very well might run through my veins.
And though my birthday is a way off — a day I enjoy soaking in every last minute of vitamin D as I can — the second best astronomical event of the year is around the corner: I’m looking at you spring equinox.
Though March 20 will bring no more guarantee that the cold will officially dissipate for the year than Groundhog Day, it does assuredly mean an equal amount of day and night.
Which is only mildly exciting, really. But the best part is from here to June 21 the days will just get longer and longer — meaning less snow and more sunshine.
And in these parts, more sunshine means the Medieval Fair, 89er Day Parade, Earth Day Festival, Norman Music Festival, May Fair, Summer Breeze Concert Series, Jazz in June and Norman Day Celebration. Not to mention the outdoor fun waiting at Lake Thunderbird State Park or the many city of Norman parks to choose from.
So even if you do happen to be a winter-lover, don’t fret: This spring and summer is already shaping up to be a fun one.
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