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It’s here! It’s really, truly, finally here…I think.

forsynthia peeking over my fence

After the most unpredictably cold, wet and weird April of recent memory, I dare say it outloud:

       Spring is here!

I won’t taunt Mother Nature by being too pleased about it for fear she’ll spank us with another April snow shower. (Hey we did get 2″ of the white stuff last Monday!)

But I sure enjoyed a relaxing walk through the neighborhood with old dog tonight.  He: nose down/tail up, sniffing the pathway ahead of us.  Me: foot wrapped, stretching and trying to improve my stamina and distance, bit by bit.  The mild air felt cool on my cheeks and, when we turned to home, I had to zip my windbreaker as the breeze picked up. In an instant,  I was transported to Spring on the farm:  fluffy yellow chicks, kittens, a foal or two and lots and lots of baby calves.  A time of being delighted that we could wear just sneakers again; all the boots were put away and the yard was no longer a mucky mess.  A time of hoodies layered under jean jackets, pink cheeks and coming into the house smelling of fresh air.

I love the scents of Summer and the colours of Autumn but it’s on days like this that I realize what I love about Spring: its promise. 

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”  ~Robin Williams

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20 thoughts on “It’s here! It’s really, truly, finally here…I think.

  1. Great picture. I always forget what that’s called. Spring is hitting the south pretty hard. I think I wouldn’t mind snow!

    • Oh in a few weeks we’ll be in full pollen mode – sneezing, sniffling you name it. But Spring arriving after a long grey winter is just such a welcome sight; We just hope she stays and not visits & departs! 🙂 Thanks for stopping in, MJ

  2. So glad you are healing up so well. Hang in there!

  3. Haha, love that quote at the end.

    It doesn’t look like spring where I live yet… but hopefully soon! 🙂

    • It has been the longest winter possible and I just hope we don’t skip right past Spring and into Summer!! I like to linger in Spring for a while 🙂

      MJ

  4. I enjoy each season as it arrives, but spring has a special place in my heart. Having lived with real winter…snow and cold, not the abbreviated chill of the southern winters I grew up with…most of my adult life, I sooo need the warmth and sunshine that comes back with the spring. Thanks for sharing!

    Sheila

    • I couldn’t agree more, Sheila. After living in Texas for 10 years what we missed was the 4 distinct seasons .. not the summer that meanders into fall and then a cooler fall into a warm/hot spring. The sun, the flowers, the green grass, the return of the songbirds = all things I love about Spring! 🙂 Thanks for visiting, MJ

  5. We’re hopefully nearing the end of the pollen season here in Va .

    There are so many wonderful quotes about spring.
    Here’s one that applies to me today:
    “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”. (Margaret Atwood). Yep, I’ve been out planting flowers.

    • I love that quote, Dianna! I am not a camper but spring time is one time I don’t mind getting my hands dirty (( too many long summer days weeding my mothers 1/2 acre garden!! )) Cheers! MJ

  6. the windows are open and the warm breeze is blowing in…pushing out all the winter funk…it is wonderful

    • It’s magic isn’t it? Open an window and **poof ** winter funk is gone! Love it … tonight? Tornadic activity all around .. bizarre, MJ

  7. Yay for spring!! Just in time for Arizona’s summer….

  8. I have been able to have cut tulips in my house and in my office. It is wonderful to have spring back once more.

  9. Spring was a blink of the eye here sometime in February. Now it’s endless summer again. Ah Florida. That’s what I get for rubbing everybody’s nose in our sunshine all winter 🙂 Glad you got out and enjoyed it.

    • We’ve had a long winter and so now that Spring is here I really hope it … stays around for a bit. I love summer, too, but I want it all: Mild spring days before the dog days of summer! Thanks CC! MJ

  10. Ah, you captured it well. Things are drying up around here and I took my first walk in sneakers, the baby calves are jumping and bucking in the sunshine and the grass is turning green. I hope you’re healing up well so you can enjoy natures party!

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