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Ah-h-h-h, Springtime

by Maxine Davis

Deep in your bones you know it’s here.

“The first official day of spring is marked annually by the vernal equinox. For 2014, the official start of the equinox is (was) March 20, 2014.  AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski defines the Vernal Equinox as when the sun crosses the equator going south to north.”

Cherry Tree 2013

Hydrangea 2012Sure signs of spring for me are that the days  start a little earlier, the nights start a little later, and my dog seems to have a new bounce in her step and is eager to go outside.  The apple trees suddenly have blossoms, the forsythia is a beautiful yellow, and, in Macon, the world-famous cherry blossoms start to appear on the Yoshino cherry trees.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve neverDSC00658been one to spend my days in the garden or yard planting and picking, but I am definitely one that appreciates God’s beauty all around.

I love knowing that the smell and taste of fresh tomatoes is getting closer.  I love sitting on my deck watching the birds, and I even enjoy my morning walks.

IMG_0042What about you?  What does Spring feel like to you?

Marilyn Baron - March 24, 2014 - 8:29 am

The blooming of the dogwoods in our neighborhood always signifies Spring. They bloomed early this year and my roses are also starting to bloom. There seem to be more birds at the bird feeder. I’m in Florida now so the weather is amazing . It’s warm and it feels like Spring.

Connie Gillam - March 24, 2014 - 9:34 am

I love this time of year! I drive through Druid Hills on the way to work and the trees are a mass of colors. My neighborhood has hundreds of ornamental Pear trees that make the air look like its snowing.
The additional sunshine lifts my mood and I’m just an overall happy camper.

Maxine - March 24, 2014 - 11:16 am

Marilyn, I love dogwoods. They are absolutely spring. Florida. Wow, I bet it is wonderful weather-wise this time of year. Have fun.

Maxine Davis - March 24, 2014 - 11:18 am

Connie, The Pear trees here are exceptional this year. You are right – looks like snow. So glad you are happy. There is a lot to be said for happiness any time! Thanks for commenting.

Walt Mussell - March 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

One of my favorite times from when I lived in Japan was when the cherry trees bloomed. They only lasted for a couple of weeks, but they were beautiful.

Debbie Kaufman - March 24, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Maxine, I first took not of Spring when my Narcissus started to bloom right outside my front door. Every time I walk by those blooms, it makes me smile :)

Pam Asberry - March 24, 2014 - 1:23 pm

For me it’s all about the daffodils. Their cheerful yellow faces never fail to put a smile on mine! :-)

tamara LeBlanc - March 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Spring is wonderful! I really like the forsithia plant’s yellow blooms. But I’ll be honest, my favorite time of year is fall. I love the golds and oranges and reds and the crisp snap in the air.
Loved your pictures!!!
Happy Spring :)

Maxine Davis - March 24, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Walt, I know it must be lovely in Japan with all the Cherry Blossoms. You really need to come to Macon. This week is Cherry Blossom Festival and I bet the trees will be beautiful next weekend. My one tree is about half full of blooms, but still pretty. The picture is a year or two old.

Maxine Davis - March 24, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Debbie, the Narcissus are beautiful. I know you enjoy them right beside your door. Keep smiling.

Maxine Davis - March 24, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Pam, I love my daffodils, I just haven’t had many at all this year. Been to Gibbs Gardens in N. Ga. I’ve seen pictures. The daffodils are splendid! (I bet the smile has not left your face since February:))

Maxine Davis - March 24, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Tamara, I love Forsynthia blooms. My mom had some beautiful ones in her yard. I have a couple of cuttings from them, but they are still “young.” To be honest, my favorite time of the year also is Fall. You can’t beat the beauty and the crisp feel!

Sia Huff - March 25, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Hi Maxine, The Cherry trees are blooming and I’m looking forward to warmer weather. Thanks for reminding me I need to get outside more. Enjoy!

Susan Carlisle - March 26, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Thanks for reminding us that spring is here even when it is still cold outside where we are.

sandra Elzie - March 28, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Hi Maxine,
Late, late, late, but wanted you to know that I read your article and saw the lovely pictures. Yes, today it’s raining…can’t wait for it to bring the May flowers.

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