Al and Cal Homes and Community: How I know Spring is in the Massachusetts Air

How I know Spring is in the Massachusetts Air

How I know Spring is in the Massachusetts Air


Reminds me of a song.   Oh no, that is Love is in the air.   Well, I LOVE spring!    And spring for sure is in the air for the winter weary Massachusetts native.    


Yes, It's he'ah for sure.     Last weekend at a balmy 60 degrees, as I was showing homes (yes, in short sleeves) when I observed the very first signs.

No, it wasn't the buds on the trees or the crocus trying their hardest to poke through the ground, it was yes, I saw it with my own eyes, a couple of girls "laying out".  Their first attempt after a long winter of hibernation at getting "color"!   I have to say  regardless of the long winter, it  took me by complete surprise!  


We know spring is in full bloom when you see the human male parading around in shorts when it's less than 60 degrees, but laying out?   ( Is the term "laying out" used in other parts of the country I wonder?  For those of you that do not recognize that term, it means getting in the yard, putting down the beach towel and facing the sun usually with a bathing suit on to get "color")  

I remember years ago mentioning to my Mom that the trees were budding.    Her response.   "When you  start noticing that, it is a sign of growing old."    Thanks Mom.    As usual, Mom is right.   Bet those gals who were lying out didn't notice the buds this year!

My neighbor who winters in FL has asked me how her daffodils were doing.   At first I thought they weren't up yet but a closer look proved me wrong.   They are up and blooming.   But, I must say that they look a bit sad and pensive as they enter the spring air without the dramatic fan fare that  typically introduces spring.     Kind of like us people here in MA.    Do we dare believe that we are done with this winter?  



Regardless of the girls on the lawn and men in shorts,  the news media is not crying snow but rather highlighting the tick season.  Hallelujah! 


I pensively poke my head out to look at the yard.   April 17th.  Do you know, we still have a snow bank in the yard?   Well, actually it's not in the yard anymore.  Al shoveled it off, wanting to get the sand and salt off "his" grass. 

A new twist to spring clean up for sure! 


Like the daffodils, we forge ahead and like the gals on the grass, I think we might be a bit aggressive at getting the lawn furniture out on the deck and placing tchotches strategically throughout the yard.

My wind chimes are out, likely already begun

to annoy the neighbors.   


 But really what the are saying is HELLO




Bring on the black flies and the poison



Carol Ann Palmieri spring blog


Carol Ann Palmieri



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Comment balloon 8 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • April 18 2015 05:52AM


Although I like spring and summer to wake u each day to all this world has to offer is a blessing I don't take lightly.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) almost 3 years ago

So happy to see that spring has presented such lovely blooms in your Massachusetts neighborhood especially afte the harsh winter that you experience.

Posted by Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales (Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York) almost 3 years ago

Hi James.   So very right! 


Hi Michele.    It is a beautiful and welcome time of year.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 3 years ago

Hi Carol Ann, it is an exciting spring and to put the blasted winter behind us..a fab weekend weatherwise for sure...never heard of ''laying out" ?  too funny

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Hi Carol-Ann Palmieri  and Ginny Gorman I love laying out to get color.... and if there's no sun, there's always a 7 minute stand in the tanning booth!!!  I'll be laying on the beach very soon....that's "laying out" in the sand.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 3 years ago

Hi Ginny Gorman I was wondering if that was a Mass term.   LOL... and you know Barbara Todaro is just chomping to get out there and catch some rays!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 3 years ago


After the winter you poor folks endured i am sure the whole populace is axious for warm weather. Hopefully all the cold and snow is finally gone. good post.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 2 years ago

Hi Bob.  Thanks for reading.   Nice to be back in touch!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 2 years ago