There is not much better than that first warm day that signals Spring, especially after a really long and snowy winter. We get days like these, here in the NorthEast, in early March, but officially Spring begins on March 21st. Spring catches me off guard every year. It seems to come out of nowhere. All of a sudden you realize that it’s 6:00pm and the sun is just setting. Or you’re waking up and the sun has already risen—it’s 6:30 am and doesn’t look like 3 in the morning. There is a slower progression in the Fall, it seems, but Spring always seems to come out of nowhere. Sunshine wall art from J Bell Design.
Along with longer, sunnier days, another indicator of Spring are the birds. You hear them chirping away, and see them filling the trees. After a chirp-free winter, the sound always sounds so happy. Like it’s a big, loud, happy family reunion—one where everyone is talking at once. (Robin’s eggs are from The Broken House)
Flowers are a big part of Spring, adding splashes of color to what has been a pretty dreary landscape. Although we don’t actually see flowers growing till April, there are signs of life everywhere. You’ll see new Spring wreaths adding color, like this one from Itz Fitz.
Another sure indicator of Spring is shedding of winter down coats, scarves, hats, and gloves. Besides cutting time-out-the-door in half, it allows us to wear new outfits and new accessories, like this fun necklace from Flora Bond.
Every March 21st, the first day of Spring, I send a quick e-mail or card, to my friend Debbie, who is an absolute Spring fanatic. I’m a firm believer that the first day of a new season should be marked with something a little bit special, or at least acknowledge. After all, it’s a whole new season—new weather, new clothes, new activities—all great reasons to celebrate. Happy Spring!