Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Let's Party!

Once again spring has come to the Midwest.
I love spring! 

It was a long and dreary winter: cold, rainy, cloudy most of the time. Officially, we are almost a whole month into spring but it has not felt like it. The weather has been chilly and rainy but we are expecting sunshine and warmer weather for the next few days. More time to get outside! 

Bulb plants are blooming. Trees are flowering and starting to turn green. The grass is thick and lush. Spring is very pretty this year. My backyard looks good and I haven’t even touched it yet.  

Spring is very sensual and sexy. Visibly we have more color and pretty landscape to see. We can watch the birds nesting and bunnies and squirrels running around. We can smell the freshness of the earth and air outside. We can hear the birds going crazy nesting, fighting, and searching for food. We can taste the first fresh asparagus, lettuce, and mushrooms. Salads are so delicious right now. We can feel the warmth of the sunshine and the softness of the new grass and tulips.  

Spring is all about nature. It is a feast of the senses. It also signals a time for new beginnings. The warm weather encourages us to eat lighter and move around more. We have more energy and actually feel like organizing and cleaning our homes and yards.  We become more social as we see our neighbors outside more and start to attend baseball games and other outside activities. 

There is always a dark side. Some people simply do not like spring. Allergies, hay fever, asthma, difficulty breathing, and sleep problems are a huge problem for a lot of people. Some people feel overwhelmed with spring cleaning and other chores and activities. My cats are shedding buckets of hair that I need to keep cleaning up. 

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ (Robin Williams) 

So, let’s be happy and enjoy spring.



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