I don't think I've ever looked forward more to the first day of Spring than this year. There's only 49 more days until we reach March 20th, and it couldn't come any sooner!
The warm touch of the sun as it beats down on gardens starting to show signs of life. The scent of dirt after a Spring rain. The chirp of birds in the morning. The first pale green blades of grass pushing up on the lawn. I'm looking forward to all of these.
The poets often wrote about Spring. It's a season of rebirth and renewal. Of hope and resurrection. A young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love. We move from gray, cold days to those filled with bright warmth. While April may have their showers, we know that the pay off is the beautiful flowers in our gardens when we head into May.
So yes, I'm looking forward to Spring. While the colder weather has given me more opportunities to stay inside and enjoy my favorite books, I'm ready to trade in my winter coat for my jean jacket. I'll even welcome the Spring rain if only to splash through the puddles.
What are you looking forward to?