An Ode to Spring

Spring is really here  |  The Fresh Exchange

The quiet rain on a warm day.

The smell of the quiet rain on that warm day.

Opening the windows during the day but shutting them as the sun sets.

The first glass of wine of the year on the porch with your neighbors.

The smell of green.

The sight of every shade of green.

The slow lengthening of days.

Chirping birds early in the morning and even into the evenings.

The smell of burning charcoal on a warm Sunday afternoon.

Becoming aware of how much you need a tan.

Pulling tags from a dress you bought on sale at the end of last Summer just for this day.

The sitting on the porch in a sweater simply cause it is just warm enough to make it seem like a good idea.

The sun. Oh the glorious sun.

The good bye to chunky itchy sweaters and too many layers just to stay slightly warm enough.

The first sight of a tulip and the blooming of lilacs.

The fresh smell of every flower blooming as you walk to your favorite neighborhood spots.

The smiles everyone has because life feels right again.

Spring spring spring. It is here.

This weekend was magically Spring and almost like Summer. I think everyone else in the country is beginning to enjoy the same beauty that is Spring. I have learned very quickly that besides the pollen bomb that hits the Southeast Spring, it is pretty dreamy and perfect here.  I have no complaints, and in fact, I keep mistaking it for Northern Michigan Summer.

Photo originally taken during our Garden DIY post last month with Clyde Oak

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  1. I’ve always said I love Spring and Autumn because they’re the in between seasons. You know..the ‘just so’ seasons. But that list just made me realise how different drom each other they really are. I’m in Perth Aus, and we’re bang on opposite seasons. Our days are quickly shortening and extra blankets are being pulled from their hiding spots. Warm casseroles are filling bellies and mulled wines devoured. Same same but different.

    1. Oh Fall is so wonderful as well. Gosh I love all the seasons. Part of the reason I couldn’t live somewhere where seasons do not happen. Enjoy the warm days and cool evenings around fires.

  2. Finally, spring! It was fun to read this and visualize all these feelings. I’m particularly thrilled to be able to open all the windows, as well as not freezing my bum off when taking the dog out! haha.

  3. What a great description of the feelings of spring, one of my favorite times of year. I just feel like Spring always holds so much promise and hope – for longer days, warmer weather, more sunshine, more flowers and just good old happiness! I am up in Vermont and it has taken quite a while for spring to arrive up here, but just this week it feels like we are starting to turn a corner toward warmer spring like weather!
    Love the picture above, I still have your floral “hello spring” image as my desktop background. I smile every time I see it, it is just perfect!

  4. Beautiful. I miss Spring – we go straight to Summer here in Florida – but I’m looking forward to getting way up north this summer, where I think it will feel perfectly springy well into June.