Springing Forward – oh I wish!

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Over at Revgal’s it’s time to play Friday Five again.  This week we are looking forward to Spring (and after such a harsh winter who isn’t?).   

Here in Nashville the annual Antiques and Garden Show is getting underway.  The temperatures are more cold and windy than is typical, and the garden displays with colorful spring blooms are going to be tonic for many of the souls that visit the show this weekend. Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted another six weeks of winter when he saw his shadow, but spring is on the minds of many!
With that in mind,
1) What do you anticipate with the coming of spring?
2) Is there anything you will miss about winter?
3) Is there an occasion on the horizon to which you’re looking forward?
4) Do you have a favorite spring memory?
5) Do you have a favorite spring flower/bloom, and if so, what makes it special to you?

So here goes my attempt at Springing Forward:

1.  Spring is a  beautiful season.  One that is often warm enough to be outside without a jacket during the day and cool enough to build an outdoor fire at night.  Pleasant days to “play” outside and soak up some natural vitamin D.

2.  One thing I love doubt winter is the opportunity to curl up with my heating blanket and take a nap or read a book.  When spring arrives I usually have to put away the heating blanket for a little while.

3. A trip to Chicago at the beginning of May.  I’m on the Moravian Lutheran Co-ordinating committee and this years meeting happens to be in Chicago.  So I get to experience spring in a different part of the United States.  Plus since it’s a bucket list place for hubby, he’s coming along and we will try to extend the trip a couple of days so we can enjoy the windy city together.

4. Favorite spring memory?  Hmm that’s a bit tougher of one but perhaps the ability to jump rope, blow bubbles and ride bikes again oh and fly a kite.  All things I’ve discovered having a little man in the house.

5.  I love all flowers and blooms and would love to have a lens on my camera and take a class on how to take better pictures of some of them.  The colors in contrast to the bleak winter are stunning.  Here are just a few of my favorites:

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3 responses »

  1. Oh, enjoy your Windy City trip! I love Chicago, and am grateful for the chances I have to get there and explore. Your blooms are lovely. Forsythia is such a spectacular, showy branch! One of these years I hope to plant some in our yard.

  2. definitely the return of colours! and yours are beautiful.
    taking contemplative photography to heart, it’s not about taking better pictures, it’s about receiving images to our heart – choosing what we frame and leave out of the frame – howard zehr has a great wee book on that… enjoy intentionally seeing with the eyes of your ❤

    and enjoy that trip !

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