Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring at Last!

by Anna Larson
from the FAT CAT mystery series by Janet Cantrell

I didn’t think it would EVER get here this year. The trees blossomed early, then got bit by frost. When the weather finally turns warm, only a few will be left to put out their pink and white flowers. I know, spring in Minnesota isn’t really here until the end of April. I just get impatient every year.

Many years, there’s snow on the ground at the beginning of April, but by the end, anyone can tell it is definitely Spring. That’s why I love April in this place. It’s so exciting watching the tender shoots of bulb plants peek up, then decide to live again. Watching tiny, tight leaf buds unfurl during the month. And watching the grass tentatively take on its summer green color. 

The willows are always early and I think the light green of their fronds is one of my favorite colors in the world. In fact, I’ll get out my chartreuse vest and wear it today over my pale yellow long-sleeved shirt. That will let the world know that I approve.

Anna Larson is the grandmotherly character in the Fat Cat books. She is the co-owner of The Bar None dessert bar shop, along with sleuth Chase Oliver, the owner of Quincy, who is the Fat Cat, himself. You can follow their adventures in all three books: FAT CAT AT LARGE, FAT CAT SPREADS OUT, and FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE.

The FAT CAT mystery series is a national bestseller. Check out the books on my page!

snow photo from morguefile by smilyhaiky
tree blossom photo from morguefile by marco maru
flowers in snow from morguefile by GaborfromHungary


  1. Don't mean to hurt your feelings, but spring in Minnesota is one of the reasons I am glad I live in Texas. Of course - in August - it can be a chore to not melt into a puddle - everything has a price.

  2. I've lived both places, so I know entirely what you're talking about. :)