Spring has always been my favorite season. It seems that most people say that autumn is their favorite; however, during the fall, all I can think about is that winter and cold, bad weather is coming. The spring, though, brings the promise of new life; everything turns green and flowers bloom; there is beauty everywhere. Life is full of possibilities again.
My mother says that even as a child, I struggled during the winter months. Maybe I have S.A.D. (seasonal defective disorder); I don't know. I am an indoors person, but I crave sunshine and warmth. I remember getting "spring fever" every year as a child and teenager... and I still get it now, truth be told.
I grew up in Florida and Georgia, so of course, spring came early and was short-lived. Since we knew that HOT weather would come very quickly, we had to make the most of those few short weeks of mild, beautiful weather.
Today, my husband and I took our dog for a walk. It was a beautiful day here in Georgia today. Sunshine, mild temperatures (at least in the morning) and only a slight breeze. Perfect. While on this walk, I actually got to thinking back to my memories of springtime and being outdoors when we lived in Jacksonville. I was 4-8 years old when we lived there.
I remember McDonald's commercials. I know that sounds strange, but it was the ones with Ronald McDonald and kids running around in a green field. It made me want to get outside and play, too. Ride my bike. Lie in the sun.
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Later, after we moved to Swainsboro, I remember planting tulips and petunias with my mom. That always meant spring had arrived. I also remember Easter; dressing up for church and hunting eggs.
More than anything, spring was and is just a feeling in the air... and daffodils.