Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bye Bye Winter

Finally spring has arrived!!  We could not wait for spring around here.  It has become all we can think and talk about.  Spring and summer have definitely become idealized due to the winter blahs.  We imagine playing outside, completing our nature studies, gardening, wearing sandals and fewer layers.  We can't wait to get back to the beach and the park.  I look longingly at the roadside farm stands empty and shuddered.

In reality there are some things that I will miss about winter. I will miss soup simmering away on the stove or in the crock pot, a loaf of fresh bread baking in the oven for accompaniment.  Gone will be snuggling under blankets drinking hot chocolate.  We will have to pack away all those comfy woolen sweaters and knitted slipper socks.  The mittens and scarves will go into the depths of the hall closet not to be seen again until the next winter chill.

We will welcome back mosquitos and humidity, sunburn and sweat.  But man, we are ready for a change.

WELCOME SPRING!!

11 comments:

Mrs V said...

Funny you say that, because its snowing out here, and Im only a few hours away from you, around Albany NY. It was *60* the other day, and now its practically a white out. Not time for us to put away the mittens and scarves just yet ;)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a lovely picture. I think most of us have had such a bad winter, we couldn't wait to welcome spring!

CJ xx

Jess said...

The picture is one of my favorites from our flower garden last year. We had some spring-like days over the last week but we are back to 50 degress and rain today :(

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Lizzie said...

I loved that post, simple and beautiful. I can't believe it snowed all day here on the Cape. Belch. Came by from the HHH to say hi again.

The Adventurer said...

I didn't need to be reminded of the mosquito's;) I am so glad spring has arrived, winters can be very long in England.

5ennie said...

Yup, snow in New England - Spring and mud disappeared again (we are ok with that :)
Here from HHH.

Our Side of the Mountain said...

We're (im)patiently waiting for Spring to REALLY arrive here! The winter was long and snowy here in Maine and we're ready for warm, sunny days! Stopping by from Bounce! blog hop and new follower!

Jessy
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Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Love the flower and love spring!

Monica said...

Love the spring picture, unfortunately we're still waiting!! I’m now a GFC follower from the Say Hi Sunday blog hop. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!
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