This is an old post that I wrote just before COVID-19 Pandemic began. Thank God we are getting through it now and only have some variations that are here and then gone. Take care everyone. Stay safe and well! God Bless!
I can’t believe it! Spring is finally here but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Even though we haven’t had a snowy or harsh winter we hardy New Englanders always love when winter is over. THINK SPRING!
We can get out more (only in our yards for now) and enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures (whenever they arrive) and the glorious new growth on trees, grass and introduction of beautiful blossoms. I haven’t noticed any signs of things growing yet but my flowers inside are anticipating the changes and are showing off their blooms. Here are some photos of their beauty. Since I don’t have any flowers outside yet to share, check these out.
Spring is my second favorite time of the year. Fall is still my favorite.
Spring is a time for the Earth to reawaken its plants, flowers and insects. As soon as the weather warms up into the high 60’s and low 70’s you can see a mass of small insects flying around happy to be reborn. I don’t particularly like all the bugs but I do love seeing the dragonflies and butterflies. I once opened my hand to a dragon fly and it came to sit on my palm for several minutes as I talked to it. I kiddingly told my husband as he snapped photos of it that it was my mother incarnated. Ha! Well, it could have been!?
It was a beautiful red color and it just sat there and listened to me go on and on about how beautiful it was. It must have been a vain dragonfly who loved to be complimented. My mother did love compliments, by the way! Ha! It was a fantastic feeling! I read about dragonflies after this and discovered that they can deliver a nasty bite if threatened. Thank goodness I didn’t threaten it!! Yikes!
Here is the photo below and the summer post.
Humans feel alive again too when we cast away the heavy clothes and take out the lightweight ones and look forward to wearing the flip flops again! Of course, I always have to drop a few winter pounds to get into those lightweight clothes. There is no place to hide the extra weight! Sigh!
I love wearing my flip flops around the house. Don’t usually wear them out though because I am klutzy and can trip myself up. That’s what happens when you get older! At one time I couldn’t wear them at all because they hurt my feet. But I found the best flip flops through Clarks and can’t wear any other kind. (I am not getting any credit for mentioning them.) They are just great shoes!
Thank God this is a healthier spring than the past two years. Everyone is getting smarter about washing their hands and keeping distances when necessary. The dreaded COVID-19 Pandemic will soon be behind us with minor strains floating around like the flu and common cold. We have survived all of those in the past and will do so again.
It’s a funny (not haha but strange) thing when you are young you feel invincible, that nothing can touch you. How soon we all learn that this is not so as we grow older and wiser.
At my age which is well over a teenager, I have learned early and often that I am not invincible from anything. I can get sick. When I was young I could bounce back more quickly and reset myself like new. But now, ha, not so. It takes a whole lot longer to get recharged. The battery does not kick back on, is on a slow drain and needs a starter to get going again. Sigh!
I hope I get some new spring flowers from you know who (John)! My table looks sad and empty and needs some sprucing up. Oh, thank goodness spring is here! I feel alive anticipating the warmer weather and drinks and dinners on our deck. My husband is preparing the deck (earliest ever for him) as I write this. Here is a photo to share of our lovely oasis. I don’t care if I go anywhere as long as I can sit on my deck in the warm months ahead.
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