The smell of cut grass, flowers blooming, the longer day light, the stuffy nose and sneezing are all telltale signs that spring is here. Although so far it has been rainy at times, there were still bouts of sunshine breaking through. It is time to go out and enjoy the fresh air and to feel everything coming alive. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
Spring cleaning – it may not be fun but my daughter and I made the best of it and decluttered our home. We cleaned out our closets, painted and redecorated her room and put up a travel map on our dining room wall. We pinned on the map all the places that we have traveled to as a family and at the same time marveled at the vastness of our world. There are still so many places to go and explore.
Hiking – spring is the best time to hike with just the right temperature and the explosion of color from the wild flowers. We recently went to Teneriffe Falls and it was such a beautiful and powerful waterfall. The waterfall was probably flowing at full volume or close to because of the rain and melting snow.
Flowers, flowers, flowers. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington, the botanical garden are all places where we can find the signs of spring and the power of mother nature.
Planting – my vegetable garden is officially ready for planting. My yard is all cleaned up and ready for some color. I will go to the nursery tomorrow to get some pretty flowers.
This is also a time to reflect and gather all the positive energy to march forward. The darkness of winter has past and the light will sure bring more joy and happiness. I hope you find some ways to welcome spring and enjoy this season of life and growth.