Ahhh, Spring…the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Spring is the beautiful old magnolia tree that was in my backyard. It was there when we bought the house, over 30 years ago, and grew over time. Its beauty only increased as the years went by, as the tree grew bigger, fuller. The scent of its blossoms would fill the house on breezy spring days. I’ve missed that tree now that I moved.
I love Spring – it’s my favorite season. The world wakens from its winter hibernation with nature’s colors bursting, songbirds serenading, sun beaming warmly upon us, rain showers cleansing the air and land.
The snow melts, grass and foliage begin to grow, streams and rivers come to life. I could sit by the creek soaking up the sights and sounds all day long.
Spring is a time of birth. It’s an exciting time, full of energy, ambition, renewed dreams. And babies. It’s also “kitten season” – shelters and rescues are overflowing with the little ones. (Just a note, fosters are desperately needed! Have you ever considered being a foster home?)
Spring is the perfect time to get started on a better fitness routine – like taking your dog for some good, long walks. It’s been proven that walking your dog is healthy for your heart, and your mental as well as physical condition. And it’s uber-beneficial for your dog in just as many ways.
Not to mention, getting out and soaking up some of that glorious sunshine does wonders for your emotional well-being. And your dog’s!
(Make it even more worthwhile – download the Walk For A Dog app and help your local shelter/rescue!)
Spring is a time when we all start getting out and about, doing more activities outdoors. Often that includes our family and friends. Togetherness – whether it’s gardening, walking/biking/hiking, picnicking, camping, or ball games – there’s something so special about it.
Spring is just a fabulous time of year, for so many reasons. Mostly, though, because it involves spending time with those who mean the most to us. CindyLu and I make the most of this time of year – and we create a lot of beautiful memories enjoying it.
Happy Spring from CindyLu ‘n’ me!
“Spring” is the theme for this week’s #52Snapshots of Life challenge hosted by The Lazy Pit Bull; enjoy more photographic interpretations below –