April 21, 2007

Saturday Question

Spring has officially Sprung here in THE Valley. It's supposed to be a glorious weekend. If yesterday is anything to go by, it sure will be.

I'm trying to think of a Saturday Question. Something to celebrate that my windows are all open, a wonderful light breeze is wafting through, blowing out the staleness of winter. Something to welcome this long awaited weekend.

So today's question is this - What says SPRING to you? (Spring as in season, not "boing", as I know some smart ass would be tempted to say.)

I'd like to say Spring is the beautiful tulips that are everywhere I look. I'd like to say it's that fresh shade of green that only comes this time of year. Hell, I'd like to say it's the sound of children finally playin' outside, after a winter of being cooped up.

But no. For me Spring is the smell of fertilizer. The sight of farm equiptment lumbering down the road. The sound of tillers.

It's funny, for the last 10 years I've hated spring. Really. It's one thing I loved about Florida - I never had to deal with Spring, it doesn't really exist down there. But since moving back to the Heartland I find myself looking forward to it. Those first warm days, the sunshine that just LOOKS different. Brighter, more intense. On my way to work this week I got caught behind a big ole tractor. And I had to smile. It's here. Spring. Finally. And I'm glad.

So tell me.....what are your favorite signs of Spring?

Posted by Tammi at April 21, 2007 06:58 AM | TrackBack


Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at April 21, 2007 07:54 AM


Everything is blooming and coming to life, add in the sun and life is perfect!

I love, love, looooove summer but spring makes me feel all gooey inside. A re-birth from the long drab winter. An awakening of sorts.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 21, 2007 08:26 AM

Spring used to be the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush alongside the roads... but now? It's always the same season here...

Posted by: pam at April 21, 2007 08:34 AM

Spring to me are crocus', daffodils, a warm breeze, and the porch swing.....

Posted by: Lemon Stand at April 21, 2007 10:24 AM

yeah, i'm with pam. what's spring in Florida? so spring is allergies.

Posted by: sarahk at April 21, 2007 12:07 PM

Flowers. Definitely flowers. And getting to enjoy the patio again! (Just got my fountain set up - whoohoo!)

Posted by: Richmond at April 21, 2007 12:28 PM

Lilacs and the Lilac Day Parade. This will be my first year away from it. But the smell of Lilacs in the air always lets me know that spring is here.

Posted by: malenkka at April 21, 2007 08:20 PM


Posted by: That 1 Guy at April 21, 2007 09:01 PM

Boing - Beer.......

**shaking head**

Posted by: Tammi at April 21, 2007 10:28 PM

Damnit Joe, you stole my answer... I guess for me, since I've got to go with my second choice, it'd be the smell of fresh cut grass...

Posted by: RedNeck at April 23, 2007 07:42 AM

Lilacs. They never last long enough for me.

Posted by: Harvey at April 26, 2007 08:26 AM
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