Summer’s On The Way

Friday Five: Spring Fling Edition

Woohoooo! I wore sandals this week and my toes didn’t go numb!! That’s how I know winter is really over. For this week’s Friday Five, tell us 5 things that let you know “Spring is here!!” In your part of the world.

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It’s the last week of April, and I’m here to say, “Summer is most assuredly on it’s way.”  The pollen count’s down–blooms turned to leaves; winds increasing (along with the dust); honeysuckle budding and hummingbirds back; IMG_0006acequias filled for watering fields.  Clearly we are well into spring.  As for me–I’m not quite sure.  Somehow I missed winter this year.  A dash of snow and a quick IMG_0593trip home to snow drifts as high as the highest hedge gave me a taste of winter.  But for winter to be winter in the way it should, I need to hole up and hibernate.  That didn’t happen this year.  Not for me.  So I’ll fling into spring in a different way–cleaning the closets and sorting the clothes; shifting from quilts made of flannel to quilts made of cotton; taking time to just be by myself–quietly, at home, with a book and two dogs; and at the end of the day–P1010321long spring-time walks with my husband at twilight.  Then I’ll be ready for the full
light of summer:  a boat-load of house guests, back-yard parties, and a trip to my favorite place in the world–the Poplar River on Minnesota’s North Shore.

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One Response to Summer’s On The Way

  1. Deb says:

    Ah yes. As my kids call it “The Holy Drill of the Closets.” 🙂 I think I’ll write a litany some day on that. There’s something about the change of seasons that is so delightful.

    Thanks for playing! 🙂

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