Sunday, April 15, 2007

Opening Day

My club opened yesterday. It's been an awfully cold April so far here in Connecticut, and yesterday was no exception. It was sunny, but blustery. I was not planning to play yesterday, but Fr. Tony called and convinced me to go out. Glad he did. We played the front nine before the wind finally got to us. In the calm areas, sheltered by trees or hills, it was quite comfortable, though. Tony had a six pack in his car, so we scrounged around the not-yet-open kitchen for an opener and had a couple of brewskis on the back porch of the clubhouse. The porch faces south and looks on the ninth green and fairway. In the lee of the clubhouse and with the sun shining, it was nice and warm. Excellent.

Opening day and really the first couple of weeks of spring is a great time. You run into friends you haven't seen since the previous fall, and savor the prospect of a whole season of spring, summer and fall before you. It's one of my favorite times of the year.

2 Comments:

Blogger Patricia said...

Me too. Even if the weather's not spring-like you know it's spring and it holds such promise. By Memorial Day I find I'm already thinking it's going by too quickly.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Joe C said...

I know that feeling!

8:48 PM  

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