Spring Forward

BlogXdaffodilI really enjoy living in a temperate climate. Just about the time I get fed up with the cold, or the bugs, or the heat, or the pollen, the season changes, and my world is new. I’m waiting for the first robin, the first lightning bug, the first frost, the first snow flurries. The real weather channel helps define the rhythms and rests in my list, and this time of year, is one of my favorites. So much to look forward to!

Spring flowers, including my beloved bulbs.

The return of the song birds.

blogXcalfNew life in the fields. Never again will those calves be so clean! 

Having the windows open, even at night.

Turning the heaters off–geez, are they noisy!

Not freezing for the first five miles when I drive away from home.

Lower electric bills.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (one a year)

Going for more walks OUTSIDE.

Longer light, and that special spring morning light. 

What do you look forward to this time of year? What will you miss about winter ending for another year? 

To one commenter, I’ll send a copy of The MacGregor’s Lady, a book set in the time when winter gives way to spring.

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16 comments on “Spring Forward

  1. I like winter, but this year in Poland, practically does not exist. Temperatures above zero, snow almost wasn’t. Actually still we have an autumn, and around the corner a spring is looking.
    I am a stenothermic person, so a summer is my favourite season, best with heat.

  2. Daffodils and forsythia bushes – the first signs that spring is really here. Looking forward to having coffee on my front porch – even if I have to wear a jacket.

    What will I miss about winter? Not much. Fresh snow is pretty. I got nothing else (smile).

  3. I can’t wait to see my lilac in full bloom and to sit on my porch with a cup of coffee, a book and a corgi!

    Looking forward to seeing my daffodils, tulips and snowdrops bloom. And walkimg the dogs in the warmer weather. It’s was 32′ degrees last night driving home from work so, I think I have few weeks to go! 🙂

    I enjoy a nice snowstorm, especially over the weekend. New snow is beautiful to walk in and the dogs love it.

  4. Just the other day, I mentioned to Hubby I was itching to get gardening. Now, mind you, this was in the middle of (yet another)*snow event* here in the Midwest. We’ve had snow storms, where the drivin’ is dicey, about once a week for the last month. And at the most inconvenient times, but you knew that! Then, the weather turns mild, with temps in the 50s and 60s within the week…then….repeat!

    I long for those early spring days,when the temps hit 55 or so, with the sun present and accounted for, so I can begin to be in my garden. I’ve seen the tops of my daffodils and tulips for weeks, and wish they would make their appearance…and soon.

    Everything in its season, and the slow entrance to spring here in my hometown is what I long for and what is typical. Except when its not and then BAM, it’s suddenly summer….but I’ll take that too!

    • My daffs are coming up too, right on schedule. Love to see that, and the crocuses held off until this week. I don’t like for them to come up in January, because that means the fruit trees will get confused.

      Now I’m listening for the peepers.

  5. Opening the windows. Oh, my absolute favorite times of the year are when I can turn off the heat or air conditioning and open the windows. I stretch it too far sometimes but I don’t close the windows until it’s way too cold/hot. This fall/winter was so strange I actually had the windows open at Christmas. It was glorious.

    Leaves on the trees. The world is too naked without them.

    This year I have a new bike so I’m looking forward to warmer, longer days so I can get out and ride the neighborhood (such that it is).

    • I’ve wondered what you’ve been up to, but then, teacher….

      I’m an open the window type too. Give me a cold bedroom any night and every night. I actually like that short window before the trees have leafed out, when the sun is gaining strength but the bugs aren’t out yet. My house has thick walls and is surrounded by big trees. Those few leafless, mild weeks are as bright as it gets inside my little yurt, and that’s good for my mood.

  6. I love spring in Texas! Right now the Texas mountain laurels are blooming – think massive bunches of purple flowers with a wonderful scent – and the bluebonnets and other wildflowers are starting to show as well. Everything is green and the weather is perfect! This year I will miss the fact that we didn’t get a real freeze from winter and the chance for one is gone. It’s not so much that I love the freezing weather, but we need at least one good freeze to help cut back on the bugs…. we’re likely to have a bumper crop of those this year too. 🙂

    btw I LOVE the new site!! It is GORGEOUS!!! I used the link on the new homepage to get here.

  7. I love it when the weather gets warmer and the flowers are in bloom. I am not a gardener, but I always appreciate a pretty yard. I love jelly beans. I love little girls in Easter outfits.