Reflections On: Favorite Things About Spring
Spring is here. Or, rather, it's trying to show itself in lots of ways. In Portland, our Spring shows up even in the darkest of days, with the rain sprinkling down and the clouds a pale gray, there will always be blossoms of beautiful pinks and purples on trees. It's always a surprise, but it's always lovely. Reading the weather report in other parts of the country, Spring is coming, but only after more rain and snow. My sister lives in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and they had a blizzard last week. It's the middle of April, and they had a blizzard. My mother tells me that the weather in New Mexico is going to be fairly warm, with the numbers somewhere in the 80's, and I've seen my friends' living in Phoenix already going to the splash pads and swimming pools. Ahh, weather, am I right?
So, with all of this talk about Spring, it got me thinking: what is my favorite thing about it? What does it mean to me? I've always felt as though Spring represented hope. The days become longer, the sun (or the light if you live in the Pacific Northwest) is out, and there's more energy buzzing about. Plans are being made, hikes are being taken, happy hours being celebrated outside. It really is a wonderful time. All of these thoughts got me wondering what my Cushy Community thought about Spring, so I did what any reasonable person would do, and I asked them!
What's your favorite thing about Spring? Do you love to get out and enjoy some fresh air? Do you enjoy hikes in the early morning sunshine? Take your dogs to the dog park? Let us know in the comments, and keep the Springtime excitement going!