Here’s the list, in no particular order:

  1. You’re sneezing all the time, and most of the time, it’s a double sneeze. Allergies run high in this part of the country, and they can be brutal. Mold, pollen, grass, and other annoying parts of life leave most people around here miserable from late March to early June. Allegra-D anyone?
  2. You’re headed to Keeneland for Saturday fun. Keeneland’s spring season comes with high expectation. Bus trips and group getaways to this elegant racetrack are on everyone’s lips in the late winter. Spring isn’t spring without Keeneland, a great place to catch some amazing horse races before Derby Day.
  3. Your galoshes are getting a workout. Thunderstorms come and go like the breeze here, and the only way to deal with them is to pack a park of galoshes in your car, haul them into the office, and pray you don’t get caught in a pouring rain. At least the storms are Mother Nature’s way of watering her beautiful plants.
  4. You can almost smell Opening Day. Yes, the first day of Reds baseball usually comes with rain and cold, but ones the boys of summer return from spring training, it’s clear that sunny days and warmer temperatures will soon follow. Opening Day is practically a regional holiday around here, and it wouldn’t be spring without it.