Spring 2010 has been the most temperate and enjoyable that I can recall. A moderate winter with nearly no snowfall gave all Bostonians a sense of hope that better weather was on its way and with warm weekends in March and April the normally surly city seemed mostly smiles.
Despite an occassional cold evening or rainy weekend the weather in Boston has been mostly sunny and warm. This stands in stark contrast to the spring and summer of 2009, which was cold and rainy. Realizing that the weather can always change (and often does here), I don't want to take anything for granted, but I have a sense of optimism that we may be in store for a beautiful summer.
Sitting in my home tonight and looking out at the city below me, I can hear soft conversations of pedestrians walking with friends and the clatttering of plates and silverware from a restaurant patio across the street. These are the sounds of summer and something I want to appreciate.