I love this time of year. Actually, Spring and Fall are my favorite times of the year. I like summer but only on vacation, not when I have to get dressed and go to work. I can even deal with winter but it really is the lack of sun that makes me not like it so much. Winter is just so dark in the morning. Then by the time I pick up the kids and get home, who wants to go anywhere?
It’s spring right now in Connecticut and I am all about it.
I am watching it this year. Everyday I look out the window at the buds on the trees. They are getting bigger and bigger and I find myself willing them to bloom and grow. I can’t wait. It was rainy this morning I was telling my kids, “April showers bring May flowers!” And then of course that opened up an entirely different conversation like “What kind of flowers? Why April showers? What about May showers? What about trees? You keep talking about trees and now you’re talking about flowers?” and then I tuned them out for a few minutes and looked at the buds on the trees getting bigger.
I have no idea why this year I am super happy to watch everything bloom. It’s just that when things bloom, it’s so pretty out and the trees in the yard fill in and then my yard feels instantly more private. I love that feeling. The trees that flower have the flowers on them already. The trees that fill in around the back yard are starting to open. The early spring wild flowers have all bloomed and everything looks pretty and colorful. I remembered to start everyone on their allergy medicine a few weeks ago so we are all alright right now.
Maybe that’s why I was so happy to watch it this year. It hit 70 degrees in the neighborhood yesterday. I went for a walk at work. I just can’t wait to be outside this year. We (I really mean my husband, I’m supervising from the kitchen table) is installing a fence in our backyard this week and I can’t wait to let the dogs out and sit on my deck and relax.
I have nothing big coming up anytime soon so I can just really relax and do my work around the house. I am going to clean up the front and prune my rose bushes. Then plant some new things. That won’t be for a couple weeks though. For now I just plan on watching spring and really truly enjoying it.
What’s your favorite thing about spring?