Monday, March 21, 2011

springing to life

After what has seemed like a long enough winter, spring has finally arrived and I'm quite happy it is here. Depending on where you live, it may not seem like the new season is upon us yet but the fact that spring has officially sprung means the arrival of many good things to come. But because I like being honest, I'm going to be honest with you. Spring is not my favorite season. My favorite thing about it means that we are that much closer to summer, which you may or may not know is my absolute favourite time of the year. Just a few more months until beach days, parties on patios and sipping lemonade in the sun. Can you tell it gets me excited? But anyway… let’s get back to spring and it's wonderful things, because I really do think there are many wonderful things about this time of year. Springtime certainly symbolizes new life. With new buds on the trees, longer days and brighter nights, the reminder to revitalize is hard to miss. The birds are chirping, the grass is growing and hibernation is a thing of the past. We say goodbye to our winter woolies and hello to light layers. Bulky boots move to the back of the closet to make way for sneakers and sandals. It’s time for pretty pastels and bright hues, warm days and cool nights, and awaking from the sleepy slumber that is winter. Everyone is anxious to be outdoors, to make the most of more daylight and embrace all the activities that are limited by winter weather. Spring cleaning means a fresh start, a chance to unclutter and the excitement of a bright beginning. It’s easy to see why we seem to welcome spring with open arms. Spring is here and the world is ready to wake up.

What do you like about spring?

24 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Bit different for me. I live in Phoenix, where summer is the most brutal of seasons. Spring is beautiful and I hold onto it for as long as I can because I know what's coming. We were in the high 80's and even 90 last week but oddly, today is blustery cold - I'm loving it :)

PoetessWug said...

I can't think about anything good about Spring right at the moment....It's snowing like crazy outside!!!...Ask me next week. LOL

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Great photos- I love Spring and Summer- Also fall and winter-

la petite coquine said...

I love those few really warm days when you can finally pull out skirts-hopefully we'll get a handful in SF this spring!

Meghan said...

I like your take on spring, but I also agree - summer is my absolute favorite!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

ahh I just adore spring too! My favourite part is seeing all of the cherry blossoms come out :)

SJ said...

i love that there's this sense of optimism in the air after winter. I especially noticed this when I lived in London because it's such a long winter. In Sydney, everyone is excited about summer because it's when the city is as its best, it's definitely an outdoors city.

Not long now until you can enjoy your lemonade. I personally am looking forward to rugging up and wearing boots again :)

Hollie said...

storms are for sure my favorite part of spring. :]

Tara said...

I love the "spring green" that appears on the trees. It's different this time of year than it is later in spring/early summer...lighter, prettier :) And of course I love the weather getting warmer. The allergies that come from those things though...not so much.

Anna of IHOD said...

Couldn't be more excited for spring.
I am lucky enough to bring a new life into the world in a few weeks! So right now, I am going for all the fresh flowers I can find! :)
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Kimbirdy said...

i'm like you, spring just means that summer is almost here. actually, living in california means that i don't really get spring anymore... or any season other than "dry" and "rainy." but when i was growing up out east, i loved that spring was the time when the trees were in bloom, the days were warm with cool breezes, and butterflies fluttered about.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I'm actually the same...summer is by far by favorite season but there is something so magical about spring and the blooming of everything. Can't wait to get some fresh flowers in the house and to put the snow boots and puffy jacket away for good! :) xoxo

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Spring definitely is the time for new life and new beginnings. I love the growing light and the warm sunshine and the smell of lilacs. It's so exciting!

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

We still don't have spring yet, we're going through a blizzard! I can't wait to see green again!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love seeing everything come into bloom!

Beatriz Craven said...

I don't know anyone who isn't completely in LOVE with Spring. It's so amazing for all the reasons you just mentioned. It seems that Love is in the air for a reason... there's no reason to not be!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
B.

That Girl in Pearls

photohogger said...

Well, I thought Spring had SPRUNG, but we just got a dump of SNOW!! And it hasn't stopped! :)
Yay Toronto!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Luv that jumping shot~ JOY!
Spring has been playing hide & seek on me!

xo*

Krystal said...

I am loving the weather here, it means I can get my bike back out!

Diana Mieczan said...

Let me just say that I adore the photos and I also love spring. There is such a great feel in the art and Im totally smitten with the sunshine:) Hugs and kisses, darling

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Diana Mieczan said...

air not art:) haha

Dirt On The Rocks said...

spring is finally here, but in l.a its been a stupid rainstorm lol. i can't wait til it warms up and all the pretty flowers pop out. i just can't wait for a warmer day