Spring is here! Well, it technically arrived on March 20th, but it’s arrival has – at least where I live – chased away the last signs of winter. Gone are the cold temperatures and snow – replaced by temperatures in the 60s (and 70s), sunshine, and the colorful buds of flowers. However, it also means that it’s time to get cracking on the front and back gardens. This means rolling up my sleeves, pulling on the wellies, and dealing with the aftermath of winter, while prepping for the blooms of spring and summer. Unfortunately, this spring has brought with it a need to deal with downed trees, broken fence, and a lot more work than usual, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to make sure my gardens stay in step with the seasons.
While I appreciate (actually love) winter, I also appreciate what spring has to offer. So, here is my list of my favorite things about Spring…
Sunshine… I’m not a fan of the sun. And, unfortunately, spring brings longer days of sunshine. However, I do see the value in the sunshine and just make sure I put a little thicker lay of SPF on. But, with longer days means I get more time in the outdoors with my cameras… Exploring and snapping without having to worry about the clock as much as I do in the winter time, when fleeting sunshine means less time to explore and snap.
Flowers… Tulips, daffodils, crocus, irises… The list goes on and on. I love how spring brings with it these bright and bold bursts of color, especially after the drabness that accompanies winter. While I do appreciate a good snowfall, I also have a great love for pops of yellow, purple, pink, and blue.
Picnics… The Fam is a big fan of picnics. Since I was a little kid, we would go on picnics at least once a week. They didn’t have to be fancy or elaborate, but just sitting out and under a tree, enjoying the quiet and each other’s company was unbeatable. As I’ve gotten older and we’ve carried on the tradition of picnics, we don’t do it as frequently due to the busy-ness of our lives, but we still try to do it at least once a month.
Projects… I have a lot of projects that I need to get done, and spring seems to provide the energy and motivation to get it done. Everything from spring cleaning, organizing the garage, painting rooms, and purging stuff to completing a book project, it is on my projects list that will be tackled during spring. And, if there is anything to know about me, it is that I love to check off items on my projects list.
What about you? What is it about spring that you love? Share in the comments below!
We often purchase items that have quotes on them that ring true for us. There are many quotes I’ve come across over the years that I’ve immediately connected with, and I often will refer to them as a source of strength, inspiration, and/or amusement. Here are a few of my favorite…
Well behaved women rarely make history…. Laurel Thatch Ulrich
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made… Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your DNA must cry itself to sleep at night… Steve on Coupling
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to a man; they are far superior and always have been… William Golding
Where there is a woman there is magic… Ntozake Shange
Be yourself; everyone else is taken… Oscar Wilde
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity… Dorothy Parker
What about you? What are some of the quotes you’ve encountered in life that have rung true to you? Share in the comments section below.