April Showers

Springtime for CW

Springtime for CW

Benjamin Franklin once said, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” At W&M, we can add one more thing to this list. Rain.  As may be expected from our swamp locale, it rains a lot here.  It rains when you least expect it. It rains when your iPhone predicts sun for three days straight.  It rains when you’re wearing flats and your umbrella is carefully lodged somewhere in the back of your closet. Our rain knows no bounds.  Before I scare you off entirely, there is an upside to this gloomy weather.

First, as that other famous adage goes, April showers really do bring May flowers.  Our campus in the springtime is absolutely stunning.  Around mid-April, everything seems to suddenly burst into life. School becomes a lush, green, paradise filled with flowers of every shape and color.  If you visited campus during late spring, you know what I’m talking about.

Although the rain may get dreary and frustrating, it gives us one of the most beautiful, verdant campuses in the nation.  As I write this post, I am sitting outside on a bench facing the Sunken Garden.  I have an Einstein‘s bagel in my hand.  The sun is shining, there are flowers everywhere, and I’m thinking to myself-all that rain was worth it.


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