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

Categories: Animals, Beauty, Family, Friendship, Gratitude, Home, Joy, Life, Opinion, Personal, Random, Seasons, Snarky, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Post navigation

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 🙂


  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!


    • 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. cooper

    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!

Please share your thoughts:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at

Atypical 60

A Typical Blog. A Typical Woman. A Typical Take On Life. With An Atypical Twist!

A New Day Dawns

Arise, shine, for your light has come...Isaiah 60

Virginia Views

Country Living for Beginners

Waiting for the Karma Truck

thoughts on the spaces in between

Views and Mews by Coffee Kat

Kate's views on life edited by four opinionated cats

Renee Johnson Writes

Novelist, Traveler, and More

Grit & Honey

Women clothed in strength. Your story isn't over yet.

Live & Learn

David Kanigan

Life Is A Journey... Not A Guided Tour

My Journey From Merchant Mariner to Mother, And Spiritual Being.


Nancy Roman

Flamidwyfe's Blog

Midwifing women all over the world!

Operation Gratitude Blog

Care Packages for Deployed U.S. Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, First Responders & Military Children

Hot Rod Cowgirl

Riding Through Life One Horse At A Time...Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling Up Anyway!

Holy Ghost Bumps

...For when I am weak, then I am STRONG. 2 Corinthians 12:10


just another plaid-wearin' java-sippin' girl

security is for cadavers

"One can attain a high degree of security in a prison cell if that's all he wants out of life." - Dwight Eisenhower


Death Before Sour Mix

The View Out Here

A view in pictures, from me to you

Kathryn M. McCullough

Author, Artist, Expat

Iced Tea with Lemon's Blog

Random Thoughts by Karen

I also live on a farm

Just another weblog

Undercover Surfer

...random thoughts and images overflowing from my brain

Wordsmith's Desk

some thoughts along the way

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

music, poetry, musings, photography and philosophy from a woman who found her way back home and wants you to come over for a hike and a cocktail.

Georgette Sullins's Blog

My view of the cow parade

these days of mine

Stop in and see what's happening during these days of mine

Writingfeemail's Blog

Random observations on writing and life

Grace and Life

Looking for grace notes in life's journey...

When I Ride...

How life coaches me as I ride...



%d bloggers like this: