In All Its Glory

From my journal: March 23, 2023, Newbury Park, California

“Beautiful hike this morning…the fog lifted as we headed down Sycamore Canyon.  We could hear and see the river of rushing water flowing under the bridge that is normally dry…and the hills are so green now…”

We’ve had quite a spell of rain this past month and even a tornado warning in our area last week! Very unusual weather for sure. Although spring officially sprung on the 20th we have been inundated with a lot of cold hard rain, in fact, three times as much as usual, and with cloudy dark skies that have seemed to last forever, it hasn’t felt like our beloved season actually arrived. And with temperatures ten degrees lower than we’re used to, it’s no wonder I nearly missed the start of spring which I always welcome with a smile.

Sycamore Canyon, Newbury Park, California

Each season brings with it the promise of good things to come. Symbolizing new life, rebirth, and joy, spring offers a palette of pastoral pastels just beyond our door. There’s a cool freshness to the air. Blades of green grass emerge from the muddy earth, yellow daffodils and purple crocus start to bloom, and wrens and robins sweetly sing their songs. Days start to stretch out before us, and nights begin to pass faster. It’s now that I anticipate being outdoors more often to enjoy the soft sunshine and gentle breezes on long leisurely walks. It’s now I check our raised veggie beds of peas, beets, and radishes to see what’s ripe and ready to pick. And it’s now with Passover and Easter on their way, many of us will get ready to gather around tables to partake in new and old traditions.   

Flavors of Spring!

While we are beginning to shake off winter and bid it farewell, I’d like to share some inspiring words, thoughts, and sayings that highlight what’s so special about this time of year. A fun way to ring in spring!  Enjoy!

“Spring is far more than just a changing of seasons; it’s a rebirth of the spirit.” – Toni Sorenson

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.” – Luther Burbank

“That is one good thing about this world … There are always sure to be more springs.” – L.M. Montgomery

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil. – Bishop Reginald Heber

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” – Susan J. Bissonette

“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” – W. Earl Hall

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” – Neltje Blanchan

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.” – Unknown

“A kind word is like a spring day.” – Russian Proverb

“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.” – Millard Kaufman

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” – Lewis Grizzard

“Never yet was there a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.” – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lilly Pulitzer

Wishing you a season filled with love, laughter, and new beginnings! Spring truly is a time to enjoy life, in all its glory.

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