Welcome, Spring.

This week we’re talking about what we do to welcome spring. To be honest, I don’t think I do that much.

I always look over my spring/summer clothes and decide which ones still fit and look okay and which ones are to be donated at our local thrift store. Of course since I live in South Carolina many of my things can be worn year around. This year I needed to do some shopping in the worst way, but the stores are closed. So, I started to online shop. I’ve been pleased with most of it, but as soon as possible I need to do more shopping. I have very little that’s fit to wear this summer.

Some people always decorate their homes for Easter, but I don’t do too much. I have a small tabletop Easter tree that I usually set out, and I have a display of bunnies and crystal eggs that I always put on my dining table, but even though I have more decorations I don’t usually take them out of the box.

I need to do a good spring cleaning, but somehow I don’t much want to. Maybe I’ll skip it this year.

We’ve done some work in our yard which made it look a lot better, but we’ve done everything we can without going out and buying some mulch and annuals, and we’re trying to stay in as much as possible because of Covid 19.

What I like about spring is the beautiful colors in my daffodils, dogwoods, roses, and azaleas. I can sit outside on the deck and enjoy the colors and the fresh spring air. That’s better than house cleaning for me. I like to see the trees begin with a green haze and end up with pale green, new leaves. Spring makes me feel like everything is new again, including me.

Readers, what about you? How do you greet spring?

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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6 Responses to Welcome, Spring.

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Being able to sit outside is the best part of spring – but since we got a a lot of snow last night, that’s not going to happen until at least next week, or maybe next month. I have to agree with you, when that time comes, it’s wonderful. The grass makes me sneeze and the flowers invite insects, but it looks great. I’m looking forward to it!

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  2. Jeff Salter says:

    Love your final paragraph — about the beauty of nature at this time of year.
    For some time, I’ve needed to go through my clothing and donate a BUNCH of it.
    But I lack both energy and inertia. Oh well.

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  3. trishafaye says:

    I’m with you. I’d rather sit outside and enjoy the beauty of nature any day over being inside spring cleaning! Of course, then I can’t invite anyone over. But hey, I can’t invite them over anyway right now LOL So bring on the springtime basking!

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