April 30, 2014

An Ode to Spring

Colorful tulips that provide a burst of color in front of the house.

The tiny green leaves that are finally starting to appear on the tips of tree branches.

The slow lengthening of days.

Putting away the winter coats, hats, scarves, boots, sweaters.

Pulling out the storage boxes of shorts and t-shirts.

The smell of strawberries on my fingers.

That first day the boys get to wear shorts.

Spending a weekend day working in the yard.  Raking, planting, watering.

The peaceful sound of rain.  

Opening the windows to let in fresh air.

The smell of grass and mud.  The smell of green.  

The happy sounds of boys playing baseball.

People making fun of my white legs and I don't care.

Feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin.

Watching the seedlings sprout and grow in our windowsill, reaching for the sun.

We are stuck in the cold, gray, wet part of Spring here in New England.  I had to remind myself that the warmer days are on their way.  They're taking their sweet time in getting here, but they're coming.  In the meantime, there is a lot to appreciate.


  1. I feel like we skipped over spring here. It happened so suddenly, and right in the midst of the chaos I have going on, so I feel like I didn't get to enjoy it. :( AND it's practically summer here already. BUT since yours is late, I'll just live vicariously through you. haha :)

  2. Spring is such a beautiful thing and so are your tulips. I've always loved tulips: simple, understated, yet gorgeous.

  3. I always love your lists Mary...I am hoping the warmer side of Spring will be there soon as well. I arrive into Boston next week, staying through September. Fingers crossed!! xx


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