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The Joys of Springtime

I so love the Spring season.

The Winter doldrums and gloom goes away, and Spring replaces it with warmer weather and sunshine.

People smile more, life seems a little happier, and it’s just a renewal of life.

That pitiful looking yard becomes pretty and green, the leaves and trees bud and bring forth beautiful lush leaves swaying in the wind.

And oh the flowers and shrubs, my favorite part,  the daffodils, tulips, daisies, forsythias, petunias and on and on.

Then you can’t forget those Boston ferns for the front porch, at least down South.

I buy four every year and hang them on the front porch waiting on the little birds to come and build their nests in them for yet another generation of sparrows and wrens.  

Oh, how I enjoy them.

I start taking pictures when the eggs are laid, and their new babies and even as they grow and start flying back and forth.

I even have the bird feeders hung nearby for them to come and fuss over the food.  That part is comical watching them.

It’s just a wonderful time of year.

And Spring cant be here without cookouts and picnics and families and friends getting together for some much needed time outside.

It’s almost Spring, I for one am so looking forward to it!

How about you?

Happy Spring!!!!

Till next time…

The Month of March

March at last!

I love the month of March!

There are fewer days of freezing weather, a few warm days, and the flowers and trees start budding.

That is my favorite part, the beauty of nature peeking through, showing that new life abounds.

The old dreary harsh part of winter is fading away, to be replaced with the beauty of crocus and daffodils popping up, among many other flowers and shrubs.

Yes, we still have some cold snaps to go through, maybe even a bit of snow, yet springtime is just around the corner.

God has allowed another spring to start and before you know it, everything will be in full bloom, the trees green, and the birds singing.

Baseball and softball will have their signups, people will be out in their yards, taking away winter and prepping for the beauty of Spring.

People will be uncovering that patio furniture and firing up the grill for some great food and fun.

The days are fixing to be longer, for that I am so very glad.

It means I will be able to go to Church on Sunday night and be home before dark.

I so can’t wait for Sunday evening to get here for that, been anticipating it for weeks!

Well yall, welcome to the month of March.

I hope you get out some and enjoy Gods beauty that  He so lovingly is preparing for us!

Til next time…..

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, the day where love is in the air.

My thoughts have changed about this day over the years.

When I was a child, I loved it.

Drawing all the artwork at school with construction paper, cutting out hearts, all the glue, and glitter.

The joys of taking it home to your parents, grinning from ear to ear.

The fun of picking out just the right box of valentines to give to your classmates.

Trying to not let it show that some kids you liked more than others.

All those cute little heart-shaped candies, that says be mine, decorated cupcakes and so on.

Valentine’s day as a child is simply sweet.

Then come the teen years, with the crushes and boyfriends or girlfriends.

Oh, now it’s the real cards, those Hallmark cards, that are all sweet and romantic, maybe candy or flowers, or both.

Blushing, hugs and a kiss, maybe a date, or maybe even an I love you.

Much to the chagrin of us parents.

Fast forward a bit, the adult years.

Marriage, children, and life as a married couple.

Those cards are still given, often candy and flowers as well, and dinner out, or maybe a special dinner at home with candlelight.

Oh, and the gifts have gotten a bit more expensive for some, a lot more expensive for others.

Women now often expect something special to slip into, and of course jewelry.

But, for me, at least, even though my dear darling husband always gets me things, usually a romantic card, and flowers.

I’ve come to really prefer something that will last, like a living plant I can put in the garden in the Spring to enjoy forever.

Maybe a sentimental object that I can look at and cherish and treasure for years to come.

But most importantly of all, you know how everybody treats their loved ones so very special on this one day of love.

I would prefer to have every day of my life be the way it is on Valentine’s day, wouldn’t you? 

Each and every day filled with kindness, love, and adoration for one another.

That to me is the greatest gift for Valentine’s day, a day of love and kindness that just repeats itself every day for the rest of our lives.

Happy Valentines Day Everybody!!!!!

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