I 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.
New 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.