come quickly, O Spring

The weather here has been crazy lately, staying far below zero for a week at a time, and then suddenly jumping up into the forties. Yesterday was one of those beautifully warm days, and when I got home from work, I counted 18 robins out in our front yard. Poor things, it’s supposed to be colder again for a while. While I try to be content in each season (except for 100+ degree days in the Summer), and have loved Winter so far, that bit of warmer weather, that little glimpse of Spring, is making me long for Spring to actually get here, for consistently warmer weather, for new growth and tiny green leaves and pretty clothes.

Things I am looking forward to about Spring:

+ cooking with our kitchen patio door open to the fresh air

+ falling asleep with our bedroom window wide open (are you noticing a trend here?)

+ light cotton skirts and thin cardigans being enough to cut the chill

+ pretty purple flowers
purple flowers

+ wandering through garden centers and deciding what to plant this year

+ the early vegetables beginning to arrive

+ last year’s tulips making their appearance

+ not having to start the car 20 minutes before leaving for work (or even have to touch a freezing-cold steering wheel)

+ dinners outside on our patio
homemade minestrone

+ resuming our long, rambly walks around the neighborhood in beautiful early evenings

+ being able to wear open-toed shoes again (sounds trivial, but I am getting so tired of not being able to wear the majority of my shoes!)

+ the return of our farmer’s market!

+ having sunsets after 5:30 pm

+ early Sunday morning waffles with fresh local fruit
sunday morning with strawberries

3 Responses to “come quickly, O Spring”

  1. 1 Heidi January 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    yes!! im soo excited for farmers markets!!

  2. 2 kimtori January 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Mmm. Waffles. I’d post you some of our heat – it’s apparently supposed to be 41 degrees celcius today – but I don’t think it would last the postal service too well.

    Enjoy planning for spring! It all sounds lovely.

  3. 3 lemoineau February 3, 2009 at 3:28 am

    oh heidi, I know! I just can’t wait to wander around all the stalls.

    Kim, it’s warmed up a bit here; we didn’t even have to wear gloves yesterday! :)

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