Day 27: My Favorite Things About Spring

Ideally, I’m just happy winter is over. ¬†ūüôā ¬†By the time Spring comes it is time and I feel it, and I think most people do. ¬†I don’t know how it is in places that don’t get snow in the winter, but there is definitely four seasons here in central Alberta, Canada though they have the tendency to interweave with each other at times. ¬†I think the only month I have not seen snow here is July.

Spring. Renewal. ¬†That’s what I like about Spring. ¬†Renewal is something that happens every day but in Spring you can see it. ¬†Birds coming back from the south, baby birds, baby wildlife ( I live in the country). ¬†The time before the buds on the trees come and the grass turns green is pretty ugly. ¬†It’s dirty and we need rain to wash it away so the new growth can come. Luckily, that ugly time usually isn’t too long. ¬†Geese! ¬†I love them. ¬†At our other place just a few miles away I heard them once in a while but we are further into the country here so we hear them and see them. ¬†They fly right over our house and we have a huge pond in the field where there go. ¬†We don’t get too many in there. ¬†Just 4 or 5 but I just love them. ¬†This morning when I took Duke for a walk we were watching them. ¬†I also love the ducks that go into that pond. ¬†I love how they sound but they usually fly away so we have to be VERY quiet. ¬†Not easy with a dog or two. ¬†I have grown to love our outside birds and watching them and learning about them. ¬†It is so cool when they babies join them.

One thing that bugs me about this time of year though is we live across the street from a bee farm. ¬†Right now all the hives are laid out on the lawn waiting to be delivered to places around the countryside. ¬†In the meantime, the bees think they should come here. When the sun is shining really bright you will find the bees at our back yard. ¬†Tons of them. ¬†UGH! ¬†They aren’t there to sting but that many of them are so annoying never mind the fact that I have a kid who is allergic to stings. ¬†Luckily, once they are delivered to their summer spot the rest of the time is fine, until late Fall.

There is something that affects a person psychologically¬†when Spring comes too. ¬†There is a feeling that Spring brings more than new life to the things around us, but perhaps us as well. There is hope when a new season arrives. ¬†Hope that maybe we can move onto our next season as well, a rebirth that says, ” let’s try this again.” ¬†I like that. ¬†It’s a second chance. ¬†I think that is my favorite thing about Spring…HOPE! ¬†It reminds me of a sunset. ¬†The end becomes the beginning and it is really sweet. ¬†‚̧

What is your favorite season?  Why?  Have a wonderful and blessed day.  Enjoy the renewal of not only a new season but a new day!!   I loves you!