Yes, it is Spring. And it feels great. While we had a mix of very cold then very hot weather, today is a perfect Spring day. There is sunshine, a gentle breeze, the sky is blue, the birds are chirping, the daffodils and tulips and pansies are in bloom and the trees are beautiful with their many blossoms. It is hard to find a nicer day. I was able to take a short walk and enjoy the freshness of the air and the warmth of the sun. We have to enjoy each and every day. They are gifts indeed.
I have often thought that the new year should start in Spring. To me, this feels like a time of renewal. This is when we should make our resolutions for healthier living or to be kinder to others or to turn over that new leaf.
We do Spring cleaning by clearing out the cobwebs of our living quarters and repairing winter damage to our house and yards. We should also do Spring cleaning for ourselves. We can look at the new flowers in bloom and think about how we can enrich our lives. We can take a look around us to see who might need a helping hand or a kind word. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, small gestures have a way of being appreciated and can bring much joy to the giver and receiver. We can work to clear out the cobwebs of our mind, engage in new learning and new activities to keep us young and fit! Spring is truly a beautiful time of year. We should all try to take a little time to enjoy it.
Here are a fw beautiful flowers and flowering trees.
Can you find the robin in this picture?
Here she is!
And can you find that chipping sparrow?
Here he is!
And who can resist little Gunnarr? I was cleaning out a drawer for part of my Spring cleaning and he wanted to help, so I put a pair of nylons on his paws. He looks like he is enjoying the moment! They did not stay on his paws for very long.
Fionn had a busy day and was happy to just rest.
And here is Shorty, getting some rest after a nice walk outside on the trails.
If you have children or grandchildren and want to read them stories about what Shorty my Yapese dog, Fionnegan and Gunnarr are doing, you can find Shorty's blog at mydogShorty.blogspot.com.