Spring Things

Can you feel it? Can you feel the warmth and joy and relief in the air? Can you hear the sounds of children laughing, birds singing, windows opening, jackets unzipping, road runners rejoicing, garden hoses awakening? We finally made it.
It seems quite silly to rejoice that spring is here—it's always going to come. At least, according to the calendar. Intellectually, we all know that eventually the winter will end, the snow will melt, we'll see the grass, and wear short sleeves again. But without fail, in the final weeks leading up to the end of winter (especially when one of those weeks brings you three snowstorms of significance in five days), it starts to feel oppressive and we almost doubt whether spring is ever going to just get. here. already.

But the calendar says today is the first day of spring, and last week the weather was finally making me start to believe it. (This week, not so much, but I have high hopes for next...)

Spring is my favorite—at least until the fall rolls around—for so many reasons. One, my birthday falls in the first few weeks of spring. (Nine days to go!) Like pretty much everyone, I relish in the evening hours of sunlight we finally, finally get back. The floral patterns and bright colors make their way back into my wardrobe and onto my fingernails. My body no longer shudders and aches with the cold. The world just sort of wakes up as the snow melts away and the unmistakeable sounds of spring remind me of the soundtrack to a favorite movie. Neighbors are friendlier, people are happier, animals are cheerier. It's like everyone bands together to welcome spring.

This spring, I'm looking forward to bar and restaurant patios and warm weather hikes. I can't wait for long runs under the sun and yoga practices in the dusky sunset light. I'm looking forward to weekend road trips, adventures with friends, baseball games, and windows-down drives. I can practically smell the fresh produce stands and salty beach air. I'm perked up already at the thought of naked legs and bare feet, swingy skirts and sun-kissed shoulders.

Can you feel the spring in the air?

Comments

  1. They say it's in the air...but alas snow tonight LOL! Like you said, intellectually speaking I know it will warm up, but WHEN?! haha xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. I love spring for similar reasons but winter is being a stubborn asshole because there's more snow. I don't understand how 3 days ago, I was all "I don't need a coat!" And today I am busting out all the bulky winter gear again. Even my 8 year old wants winter to end.

    I need flowers and bright colors and open windows.

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  3. it is supposed to be 70 tomorrow!!! i am so excited. i can't wait for it to get to 100 degree weather. i know, most people don't dig it, but i love love love love the unbearable heat. so fun.

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  4. YES to all the things: windows down and bare feet, drinking outside and getting home from work with some daylight hours left. I can feel it for sure. Unfortunately this year I'm also feeling it as allergies. Sigh. I've never had a problem before with them, but its my first spring in CO so I'm hoping my body adjust to the new pollens and gets over this fast.

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  5. Spring is my favorite season too and I feel like I am going to cherish every second of it this year after how long and awful winter felt. I can relate to your first paragraph so much, even though it snowed today, I was thinking how ridiculous it is to be so mad about winter when we know spring will always arrive.

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  6. I feel like my favorite season is always the season about to arrive. One of the nice things about the midwest, I suppose. Change, even if it's just the weather, is always just ahead.

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  7. WOOP! Yes to Spring and Spring birthdays!! (Although mine's not until April!) I'm so ready for these pale legs to see the light of day and to walk barefoot to the mailbox, and sit on the back deck after work-- ahhhh! :)

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  8. Hoping that spring weather will arrive soon and fight through this never-ending snow! Hope you have a great weekend, birthday buddy! :)

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  9. All I think of is sneezing and how hot it's gonna be soon and I'm going to either have to adjust my running time or move it inside.. dislike! Winter is the best! :)

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  10. If I lived where there was a winter I would run outside naked in the spring seriously. I'd be way to excited. Yay for your bday soon!!

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  11. Oh this post. Especially that last paragraph. Beautifully written.

    (Am I STILL no reply? It's making me crazy that it won't fix properly)

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  12. Our spring always brings plenty of rain -- not to mention the pollen count is insane this year. I always know when spring arrives because my allergies start going crazy and I wake up congested. I love the flowers blooming though!

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  13. "Spring is my favorite—at least until the fall rolls around" Ditto. :)
    Spring is just awesome though... something about the new beginnings and fresh air and being able to FEEL the sunshine! :)

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