by Kassandra Lamb (on behalf of the whole gang) ~ I figured we’d take a break this week from the Forgiveness posts (Part III coming next week) with a more lighthearted post about Spring. So I asked the other misterio press authors what they love (or hate) about Spring. Here are their answers:
The flowers!! (A rather short answer, until you see her garden. This pic is definitely worth a thousand words.)
Candace J. Carter:
I love the blooming flowers and budding trees but hate the pine pollen. Some of the people around here call it “Carolina Snow.”
When the rains come and the snowbirds (the human kind) go.
When everything starts to grow again, and new life begins… baby alligators, baby sandhill cranes, even baby lizards that I have to fish out of the pool are a reminder that the dark, cold winter is over for now.
EVERYTHING! The bright blue skies and anticipation of beauty to come. The leaves budding out on my crepe myrtles. I have two new baby pineapples that just surprised me in the garden. It will take a few years and I’ll have to ward off the squirrels before we can enjoy the fruit.
And yes, Shannon, the sandhill crane babies, too!
I love it when the weather warms up enough that I can sit out on my screened porch to read or even when I’m editing. I love being outside. And like others have said the flowers are awesome.
Here’s the view out my office window in early Spring.
Love the warmth; hate the pollen! The five Legustrum evergreens I put in had beautiful new shoots in late February. But a late freeze left the tender pale leaves brown and brittle. The jasmine vines survived, however.
I love the bravery of spring, where tender shoots and flowers push themselves out of the protective ground and OWN it. There are no guarantees they won’t get obliterated by snow, wind, storms – and sometimes they are – but they do it anyway. Kind of defiant, don’t you think?
What about you? What do you love (or hate) about Spring?
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