I love the sounds of Spring – the birds chirping every time I walk outside, and when it warms up I can throw open the windows and hear all those happy sounds. I love the bees humming around the plants when I go out to work in the flower beds. See that little one on the plum tree.
Spring has sprung. Yes, yes it is the first day of Spring. I know for some of you, it hasn’t with the snow that is still around, but for us here in Texas it is here and arrived just as the calendar said it would. We had snow just a few weeks ago, which is unusual for us and not just once, but we went through several weeks of ice and snow.
Spring brings sunshine, longer days and storms (still waiting for that sunshine here).
I love Spring, but for us it generally means severe weather and the threat for storms and tornadoes. From the end of March until the end of May, it’s a time to be on the watch for damaging hail and winds. That’s the only part of Spring I don’t enjoy, and I’m sure that some of you are not enjoying the snow that is still hanging around. But this is the day our Lord has made, and I’m rejoicing that I am here to enjoy it no matter what the weather is like.
Yesterday I mowed just a little of our acreage, and my husband came in and finished up. It takes hours to get our yard done. Yes, we live in Texas and Spring for us also means lots of mowing when there is lots of rain, and there has been this year – snow, sleet and rain almost every day for over three weeks now. In fact the weather man said this evening that it has rained fifteen of the last twenty days this month. Not complaining at all. We have been in a drought and it’s raining again today, tonight and tomorrow. WOOHOO!
Spring brings new beginnings.
Here are a few pictures I’ve been snapping of spring at our house this week, and all the new life and splashes of color that are just popping out all over – daffodils, tulips, our orchard trees (peaches and plums). It felt so good to get out just an hour last evening and start weeding flower beds. We have a whole lot of them, but over the years have downsized because it was so much work.
As Spring is springing, and I see all the beautiful green lawns sprouting out and flowers all over the neighborhood, I can’t help but reflect and being constantly aware of new life, and new beginnings because of Christ.
God is such an artist!
I see tulips sprouting out, or at least the leaves are that my Daddy planted, and the shasta daises that Mom loved so much. There were even two yellow butterflies outside as I was walking to the mailbox yesterday.- Mom loved them too so my thoughts go to memories of her when I see one, and two were a double blessing. These shasta daises are coming up everywhere. Love them!
Spring is the perfect time to sit on the front porch and rock my grandsons, or put them in a stroller and take a long walk!
As the rain came down today, I took my 19-month old grandson out on the porch with his blanket and sit a bit and watched it come down looking out over the front flower beds and all the new life.
Spring means weeds and working in the herb garden.