There are lots of things to love about this crazy, changeable time of the year. Here are 10 of my favorites:
Image by TexasEagle via Flickr
Here in Texas, the roadsides are covered with blankets of bluebonnets, Texas paintbrush, primroses and crimson clover. The palette changes as the season wears on and the bluebonnets yield to the black-eyed Susans, blanket flowers, and goldenrod. I love them all…even dandelions!
From gentle spring showers to crashing thunderstorms, rain is one of my favorite things. Now, the humidity after the rain, that’s another story.
3. Birds singing
I like to sit out on the porch early in the morning and listen and the world comes to life. There’s a time when the birds begin to awaken that the morning is suddenly filled with song.
4. Open windows
I love it when it is finally warm enough to open the windows and let in the fresh air. The house needs airing out after being closed up all winter. There’s a good reason for the saying “like a breath of fresh air”.
5. Baby animals
Everywhere you look there are signs of new life. Every field is sporting calves or lambs or baby goats. The chirping of baby birds are evident. We have seen the local ducks laying eggs all over the place and are looking forward to seeing some downy ducklings soon, too.
6. Little girls in Easter dresses
Image by wesbolton via FlickrAt church last weekend, everyone was in their Easter finery, but the little girls who were dressed up were running and telling everyone to look at their pretty dresses. It was like little princesses everywhere.
7. Little boys in ties
My youngest son was so excited waiting for Easter to come because he just got his first necktie. He was absolutely adorable in it.
8. Easter pageants and programs
I was moved to tears by the one at my church. Sometimes we forget just how great the sacrifice was.
Just like in the Itsy, Bitsy Spider, the sun comes out and dries up all the rain.
The new leaves on the trees are a vibrant, almost lime green. The new grass is peeking out. The basil on my windowsill is growing like crazy. Everywhere you look, something is green and growing.
What do you love most about Spring?