5 Reasons I Love Spring
After the heaviness of winter – the foods, the clothing, the weather, and even people’s moods – I rejoice in the lightness of spring. Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
There are almost 3 more weeks of spring (March 20 – June 19), so before it is gone, let me declare 5 Reasons I Love Spring.
1. Varying weather. Typically our northern California summer weather is a constant – blue skies and hot. But our spring months fluctuate. The weather changes from cold and rainy days to mild days (60-70 degrees) of light breeze to some days of hot, cloudless skies. Yesterday it was 103 degrees and Monday the high is supposed to be 71 degrees. I love this variety.
“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” E.E. Cummings
Your Turn . . . Tell us what your spring months are like.
2. Sensory delight. It’s like the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells are the decorations Spring has put out for the “party” that Robin Williams mentioned.
- Sights: trees and bushes mobbed by pink or white blossoms … clusters of vibrant spring flowers in the yard and on the kitchen table … people freshening their home’s landscape
- Sounds: lawn mower … laughing children … chirps, tweets, and songs of birds … roaring encouragement of fans at swim meets and soccer, baseball, and rugby games
- Tastes: apricots … asparagus … avocado … Vidalia onions … cherries … spinach and other greens … strawberries … Except for asparagus and onions, the others are ideal options for smoothies.
- Smells: fragrant flowers … freshly mown grass … the first minutes of rain-soaked cement … These last two are two of my favourite smells.
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? ” Neltje Blanchan
Your Turn . . . Tell us what sensory delights you most enjoy in the Spring.
- Multitudes of flowers pushing their way up from darkness
- Animals (wild and domestic) being born
- Chicks hatching
- The greening of the general landscape
“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring.” Bern Williams
- Exercise schedules are resumed.
- Gardens are created (planter boxes in the patio count).
- There is a reconnection with nature and outside movement: hiking, walking in the rain, picnics, kite flying, biking.
- Spring cleaning leads to decluttering which leads to yard sales.
- For me exercise, outdoor chores, decluttering, and accomplishing bullet points from my life plan become more consistent because of an improved and motivated mood. I.e. I am doing really well on learning Spanish!!!
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
I read this Tolstoy book on my kindle last year and loved it (both the book and the device I used to read it).
4. Yearly reads. There are three books I read almost every spring: The Secret Garden, Practicing His Presence, and Knowing God. All three books give me an emotional boost. They revitalize my spirit and get me looking forward to whatever life has for me.
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
Francis Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
- … Support the grad. It is fun to express pride and congratulations for a job well
done. For many grads getting to the stage to receive the diploma means lots of hard work in terms of . . . studying, relationships, and maturing.
- … Pray. I do this silently and quickly for each name as it is called. I don’t typically know most of the students, but God does. And I believe He hears and honours the prayers.
- … Hear the speakers. Most of the talks include similar lines such as “This is not the end of our lives; it is the beginning,” “This school will always remember us,” and “We can accomplish anything we set our minds to.” . . . As “cheesy” as they may sound, I love the enthusiasm they express. I get all enthused too and wish I were part of this great crowd. I always leave with the determination to accomplish my goals and make a difference in the world around me.
Your Turn . . . Tell us your take on graduations.
Of course there are more things to love about spring . . . going barefoot . . . prettily painted toenails peeping out of sandals . . . twirling my green Mickey Mouse umbrella in the rain . . . discovering shells from newly hatched birds . . . celebrating my birthday, Easter, and Mother’s day . . .
. . . Your Turn . . . What are your feelings about Spring? List some of your favourite things.
This is the 17th and last post in the “5 Reasons I Love . . .” Series. Go here for the original post which explains how this idea came about.
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