Spring may be my favorite season.

March 14, 2023

Spring may be my favorite season. There are things I enjoy about each temperature change and the varied foliage and activities that come with each of the seasons in Virginia, but there is something magical about the longer hours of daylight and the new growth that awakens each Spring. Part of me has been dormant all Winter while I have been curled up in my nest like the birds and squirrels, trying to stay dry and warm. Like the bulbs and trees, I have been gathering energy. Spring gives me hope: hope for renewal, hope for new choices, hope for healing and recovery from a bleak, dark time. I want to clear away the cobwebs from my mind as I rake last years leaves out from under bushes and remove the debris from last year’s vegetable garden.

For the past two weeks I have found myself meditating on the beauty of the daffodils, and forsythia in bloom at the back of my yard. I can see them out the window along with the some very excited birds who are nesting and preening near our bird baths. Happy chirps, trills and songs greet me each morning as well as some exuberant squirrels that leap and run from branch to branch of our trees. The weather has been cool this Spring, so the blooms have lasted for more than two weeks. Even my tulip magnolia is holding on to her glorious pink and white petals for the longest time I can recall. Each day when I get home I am thrilled to see she is still in full bloom and I am reminded why I have chosen to stay in this house for so many years.

As I walk through my neighborhood, after work, my gaze is drawn upward to the branches of trees getting ready to leaf out. The sky is such a brilliant shade of azure at this time of year. Very little humidity and very little pollution make it exceptionally bright. Soon the leaves will block my view of the sky, but today I have a sense of its vastness. I don’t even mind the brisk 50 degree weather when it Is sunny and there are flowers blooming in all my neighbor’s yards. Everything smells fresh and crisp as the wind blows in the late afternoon hours.  Soon enough the heat and humidity will arrive. So, just for today, I will hold on today to the beauty in my mind and body. I will let myself feel the energy and potential of a new Spring.

Published by bmdavis1

I am a wife, mother of 2 grown sons, a school librarian and a certified yoga instructor. My hobbies include gardening, walking in nature and chasing around my two ornery cats.

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