If you know anything about the seasons in the midwest of the United States, you know that in some parts, winter lasts about 5 or 6 months, summer lasts about 3, fall lasts about 2 and a half months and spring lasts about four minutes. Today is the first day it really feels like spring and elated does not even begin to describe my sentiment.
Oh! The wonder of spring! Things growing, turning green, the smell of the ground being thawed out with rain (or continual torrential downpour for 5 days, which is what it was last week), birds chirping and returning back to the frigid tundra (my special nickname for the midwest), and best of all - it is the gateway to the best season of all: hot weather season! (Some people call it "summer".)
(Which is why fall is the WORST season of all since it represents the death of the warm weather season and the gateway into frigid 6-month horrors. This is not even to mention the tree litter that cascades and douses your lawn as if it were some kind of dump truck on the expressway with its top off, just so you can rake up 45 5-foot-tall yard bags worth of the junk.)
It is the season for lawns. For edging (OH! GLORY! HOW I'VE MISSED YOU!), weed whipping, mowing, (I really show get a cow for this, but since my back yard is about the size of your neighbor's Honda civic, I guess it might not work out), for grading your neighbor's lawns! (Oh wait. No. Just admire the good ones.)
And gardening! (Seriously, how could anyone NOT love spring?!) I am especially excited as my new issue of Urban Farm just came today.
What are you looking forward to? What are you growing in your garden? Do you have a cow to cut your grass for you or do you do it via mower?
Peace, love and green stuff everywhere!