The weather is changing

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful spring weather at Roaring River State Park. I'm happy to say, I wasn't the only one who chose to spend at least a portion of the day at Roaring River. The park was packed with people fishing, walking, enjoying picnics, camping, sunbathing, wading, hiking and playing. It was wonderful seeing so many people enjoying the park, which attracts thousands of visitors to Cassville and the surrounding area.

Although the weather was not as cooperative for outdoor recreation on Sunday, it did bring spring showers that I know our local farmers and gardeners appreciated. It is my hope that there is more rain in store for our area over the coming months and that all of our local agribusinesses have the opportunity to brag about the abundance of crops and produce they are able to provide this year.

On Monday, clouds lingered over Barry County, and a drizzle of rain continued across the area. This week, the temperatures have plummeted and given Jack Frost a few more chances to nip at our noses before warmer weather descends on the area in the next few months.

It is strange how quickly the weather can change here in our neck of the woods. After donning shorts and T-shirts one day, we are forced to dig our winter coats out of the back of the closet the next day.

I believe our lives here in Barry County are much like our weather. Even though things are always changing, we might grumble, but we roll with the punches and are hopeful for the sunny skies that are just around the bend. We are also people who can see the blessings in each rain drop, just as we do on days full of sunshine.

Lindsay Reed