I’m Not a Big Fan of Springtime

Garden with some tulips and narcissus
Garden with some tulips and narcissus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am not a big fan of Spring. When I lived in Florida our “spring” was one of the best times of year. In Florida, “Spring” is really not much different than any other time of year, it’s just not as hot as summer. We knew that the heat was coming back again shortly, so we relished the last of the nicer weather while we could.
Now that I live in the northeast, I find Springtime to be one of the most dismal times of the year. Oh sure, the tulips, daffodils, hyacinths are pushing up from the earth, but the trees are bare, the ground is muddy, and the ticks, ants, and biting bugs emerge to annoy me. Even with the warmer weather little patches of dirty, icy snow remain here and there. It adds to the ugliness. It’s also the time when I can see just how pathetic my yard looks!
I try to enjoy each day, no matter what the season, but I will be glad when Fall is here…! Just kidding.

I look forward to the growing season and I have a new little portable green house for my vegetable seedlings to try out this year. Digging in the earth is something I always enjoy and getting more fresh air – and lots more sunshine – does appeal to me. I have my winter “spare tire” to dissolve from around my middle, and in Spring the weather is perfect for taking long walks.

Most people like Spring for it’s “new beginnings” and such.  A renewal, rebirth, etc.  It’s more of a “get to work” type of feeling for me.  For the next few months I will be digging, lugging, mowing, stacking, chopping, and organizing.    I’ll be catching up on all the things I couldn’t do over the winter, just like everyone else.  In between the work, I’ll have cookouts and enjoy the fresh vegetables from my garden.  By then it will be Summer – now there’s a season to love!

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4 thoughts on “I’m Not a Big Fan of Springtime

  1. I imagine your summers are beautiful. With this long winter we’ve had here in KY, the trees are just now get leaves and blossoms. It’s much different than CA where I’m from. That photo is beautiful.

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