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{March 21, 2011}   Ah…Spring!

It’s finally here, at least according to the calendar.  As I write this, snow flakes are falling, but not sticking on the ground…(oh-oh…as I continue to write they are starting to stick).

This is usually the time of year when the still-chilly air is balanced out by the warm, strengthening sun on our backs as we do our yard work, and this year will require a lot of clean-up.

What are the elements of spring for me? Activities, visible signs, audible signs, and internal (emotional) signs.

Activities: going to the flower show in Boston…planting seeds inside…being able to open the windows at night without totally freezing…walking, walking, walking…planning the yard sale that I WILL have this year.

Visible signs: crocuses blooming; hyacinths , daffodils and tulips popping out of the ground; birds, birds, birds everywhere; and this year…the big plowed snow pile on the driveway finally completely melted!

Audible signs: birds, birds, birds — more variety, especially in the morning; going to sleep with tree frogs and ducks drowning out the sounds of the commuter train (we love this the most).

Emotional signs: the lifting of my spirits and energy level as I come out of winter hibernation; the desire to wash and vacuum my car (believe me…that’s special for me); wanting to let the fresh air in (despite the fact that these temperatures in the winter time we would have considered “cold”), and finally, wanting desperately to be outside as much as possible!

et cetera
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