Saturday, April 17, 2010
A Breath of Spring
Typically, when I'm asked to name my favorite season, my answer is Autumn. I love the colors, the smell of wood smoke, the crisp, clean scent of the air, and football. Especially football!
This year, however, I'm more than ready to embrace the wonders of Spring. Winter has been long, dark, brown and cold - much colder than normal here in the Carolinas - and I'm tired of being bundled up and closed up. I'm ready to break out of my cocoon and throw my arms open to the warmth of the sun. So it has been with great enthusiasm that I have, over the past few weeks, welcomed the first signs of the Earth reawakening from her long slumber. First came the daffodils with their sunny yellow color, gently dancing in the breeze.
Then last week, seemingly overnight, the dogwoods burst into bloom with their delicate white and pink flowers.
This week it's the azaleas, with their large blossoms of vibrant pink, white, red and purple.
The grass is greening, the yard is a riot of color and I LOVE IT! I feel happier, more energetic. I smile more, go for longer walks and revel in the miracle of Spring.
So, how about you? What's your favorite season? What makes it special? Have the first signs of Spring arrived in your neighborhood yet? Are you as excited about their arrival as I am this year?