My Favorite Season, Spring

I love the change of seasons, especially the onset of spring. Just when I’m tired of the endless long nights and dreary, dark, overcast, rainy days of winter, the days begin to get longer. After a while, the sun starts making appearances more often. Then one day I notice the sun shining at breakfast.

Suns Rays

Pretty soon green tips bursting forth from bulbs, pop up through the dirt, becoming crocuses, daffodils, and tulips. A rainbow of colorful life dots the valley once again. Yellow of forsythia brightens up the landscape, followed by the purple and white, fragrant lilacs. (Click on a photo to open up the gallery).

Spring rains and longer days bring back the ducks. Mallards love the puddles in the back yard.

Fiddleheads slowly unfurl their green fringed sails. Skunk cabbage dot the yard with their yellow blooms, as leaves reappear on trees. The deep green lawn starts to grow faster with the longer days. Pretty soon it’s time for the first mow.

The sunrise welcomes more and more birds, singing, squawking, and twittering. Before I know it, robins mine the yard for worms, and the hummingbirds are back, sipping nectar again.

And most recently, the rhododendrons have been blooming. We have several, so the treat lasts for a number of weeks.

The temperatures will warm as the days grow longer, the rains visiting less and less often, ushering in summer.

cows and sky

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About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a very spirited 14 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos and make a very occasional batch of soap. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family.
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18 Responses to My Favorite Season, Spring

  1. sara says:

    As we are winding down into winter, it is nice to have a taste of your spring, which looks truly amazing! Are those fields of bulbs in your area?

  2. candidkay says:

    Gorgeous. Lifts me up just seeing these pics. Thank you:).

  3. What a feast for the eyes! Thank you, this really lifted me up on such a dreary rainy cold day today.

  4. janonlife says:

    Stunning photos. So enjoyed the rhododendrons – I grew up in a home surrounded by them and they bring back memories of making dens in the branches! Still waiting for spring in the UK, but surely it will come soon… ❤

  5. Such wonderful, vibrant colours, what a bounty you have there.

  6. This is all so beautiful! Thanks for the eye candy. 🙂

  7. Beautiful, beautiful photos. One can see why spring is your favorite season. It is like a start to whatever you want to refocus your energy on. Wonderful.

  8. BEAUTIFUL photos, Susan!
    This makes me happy just knowing you live with blooms all around you.

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