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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Five Ways to Put a Spring in Your Step

1. Take the time to walk in a park or your yard. What’s flowering? Red bud? Yoshino Cherry? Pear? Daffodils? Crocuses? Tulips? How about those trees? Which ones are putting out tiny bright leaves and seed pods? My apologies to those who are still dealing with snow.

2. Play in a Puddle. Surely as this is April there will be rain, so put on your galoshes and jump in a puddle. It’s fun.

3. Go to the store and look at all the cute Easter dresses for little girls. Remember how when you were a little girl, you preened over your new dress for Easter. Or, perhaps, you were a tomboy and hated being forced into wearing frills and tights, but did it anyway to make your mother happy. In this case, I guess you should remember the feeling of relief when she said you could change out of the dress!

4. Listen to the birds. See how many you can identify by song. It’s possible . . . with a little help from the internet or a bird call CD.

5. Wear something pink be it lipstick, blouse, or rose-colored glasses.

What else can you suggest to put a spring in readers’ steps?



At 7:55 AM, Blogger Louisa Cornell said...

Look at Easter hats. Many stores still carry them and my Mom and I never miss the opportunity to try them on and laugh at each other when we go shopping together.

Take some bread to feed the ducks and/or geese. I am lucky because there are ducks in the pond right up the road from me. A little further than that is a quarry where Canadian geese nest every year and then in the city park by the river there are still more ducks. Sitting and feeding the ducks is very soothing.

Take your dogs out for a walk in the woods. Mine are endlessly fascinated by every twig, leaf and sound.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Christine said...

I like to go to the Botanical Gardens and walk the trails. Right now the Dogwoods are in full bloom and they are gorgeous. Every opportunity I have to be outside getting my Vitamin D, I take it! Yesterday I finished reading through my third MS and I rewarded myself with Botanical Gardens and a nice lunch afterward.

Now it's dreary out again so I am glad I took the time to enjoy the sunshine, flowers and time with a friend.

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Merrillee said...

What a great list of things to do. I love looking at the flowers. I have some that I need to put in my yard. I did part of them, and then the rains came. We needed the rain. So it all works together--the rain, the sunshine and the flowers. I do love spring.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Gillian Layne said...

What spring??

No, seriously, I know I shouldn't complain but it's so cold and dreary right now--and we had six inches of snow last week. I'm soooooo ready for Capris and sandals.

I am loving the spring makeup out there--gorgeous pinks and corals for lips and nails. A fun way to indulge. And some major highlights are in order very soon, as well.

At 11:03 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Plant a seed and watch it grow! Not all day of course, but it is fun to watch a little sprout grow into something wonderful like a tomatoe or a sunflower! I just planted a vegetable garden using seeds and the sprouts are so darn cute. :)

And Gillian, I'm with you! I need some more sun around here. Too much wind and it's still too cold for me...burrrr

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Terry Odell said...

Ah, spring. A season Florida seems to lack. It's over 80 degrees outside, and the afternoon thunderstorms are back. Humidity is up there, and if I can see the flowers from my window, great!

One trip to the mailbox and to put peanuts out for the birds or squirrels (whichever gets there first) is all the outside time I want.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Diane Gaston said...

How's this? Go see the Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. (Spring in DC and Virginia is so beautiful)

Make an Easter Basket with dyed eggs and chocolate bunnies

At 3:28 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

What great suggestions! Trying on Easter hats sounds like fun. That reminds me...I need to break out my Easter Parade DVD.

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

The dogwoods and azaleas are just about at full bloom. Maybe when we see the sun again this weekend. Walking through the botanical gardens near you is a great suggestion!

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

I hear you about the rain. We are so glad to have it this year. Should I dare to hope the drought might be nearing its end?

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

My sympathies on the weather woes. I'm with you on the wonderful pinks and corals in make up this season. I bought a new shade last week--Max Factor two step lip stain and gloss #85, a deep rose pink with a frosty second step gloss. Love it!

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

What a great suggestion! I'll have to look and see what's sprouting in my husband's vegetable garden. I saw a rabbit out there last week. Here's hoping the bunny didn't find the sprouting plants tasty!

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

My brother and his wife live in Florida. They miss the seasons, too. Enjoy your air conditioning!

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

Yes! Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin sounds like a very good spring thing to do! I also like the dying eggs and chocolate bunnies--especially the chocolate bunnies.

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Delle Jacobs said...

Spring is running very late here, this year. I remember last year when my camellia was in full bloom, when had three sudden snow storms, and the pale pink blossoms wee almost like giant pink snowflakes. In the front yard, the lavendery-pink blossoms of the flowering plum created a subdued contrast to the gray sky which was further muted by thick snow falling.

It's hard to imagine that was a warmer, sunnier spring. But this year in March we had several surprise snowfalls, which totalled 15 in number for the year and almost 25 inches total fall, in a climate that rarely sees more than three snows in a winter, and more often none at all. We haven't even mowed the grass yet, and in most years we have to do that twice through the winter.

But I'm sure spring will come, and I'm really looking forward to it this year.


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