Spring has finally arrived! Yeah!! No more cold, snow, blowing snow, crunch ice, all of that. Hopefully! March certainly went in like a Lion and went out like a Lamb, as the old saying goes.
Does anyone have flowers coming up yet?
Aren't flowers the real sign spring is here? Nothing like some brilliant purples, yellows, oranges and reds after a long season of grey and white. Everything always seems grey in the winter. The sky, the ground, everything seems a dull grey. Spring seems like the birth of color. Color comes back into the world. I think you have to suffer through a long grey winter, like we did this year, to truly appreciate it. If it is colorful year around like Hawaii, how would you notice Spring? How would you take the pure joy out of seeing Spring flowers for the first time if they bloom all year?
|Daffodils come in all kinds of colors and shapes|
|A whole field of daffodils in England|
Kids love Spring too. NO more being cooped up inside all the time. Or having to bundle up with layers of coats, hats, and gloves just to go outside and play. Of course, moms always want you to put on a light coat or sweat shirt and you don't think you need one!
And of course there is baseball. Baseball comes with spring, and with it and end to cold temperatures and grey. And of course to I love the Cincinnati Reds! Our home town team. The Reds have been around a long time, since 1881, making them the oldest baseball team in America or anywhere else. Do you know the Reds are the oldest team to have played every year in the same city? The Chicago Cubs are close, but they went on hiatus for several seasons, unlike the Reds.
What is your favorite spring tradition? What signals the start of spring for you? Is it baseball season beginning? Is it the grass growing again, coming out of its long dormancy? To me, it's when the daffodils start to bloom. It's the birth of color.
Next time: Summer reading is coming!