Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

The Joy Of Early Spring

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Happiness (234)      Gratitude (129)      Flowers (8)      Spring (5)      Sunshine (4)     
The beginning of spring is an idyllic time in my part of the world. We get some days that are warm but certainly not too warm and there may be a gentle breeze. There are still some rainy days and the nights are cool or cold. The garden is green and various types of flowers are coming into bloom. There are young birds hatching. Best of all, most people are smiling and in a good mood.



Vase Of Flowers
Jug of flowers picked on first day of spring Image by Marie Vonow

Yesterday was the first day of spring. I enjoyed a walk to and from the main street and stopped on the footbridge to watch ducklings with their parents. I walked past gardens with fruit and ornamental trees bursting into blossom.

I breathed in the fragrance of freesias coming into bloom and enjoyed looking at the flowers in the gardens I walked past. When I got home I picked a bunch of flowers, including one stem of freesias, from my garden and popped them into a blue pottery jug I like to use for flowers. I don't put milk into a jug these days so I may as well repurpose the jug instead of leaving it at the back of a cupboard.

When I was on my walk people smiled, saying, 'Hello. Isn't it a beautiful day?' as they passed. Some people who are mostly happy tend to get depressed when the sky is grey and there are limited hours of daylight. This has been named Seasonal Effective Disorder. When the sun is shining again and they know there will be fewer days of grey skies they feel happier.



Pink Blossom
Image by Marie Vonow

Some people are not able to enjoy spring fully because they get hayfever which makes them feel miserable. Another not so good aspect of early spring is the appearance of flies and blowflies which love to slip into the house and buzz around, spreading germs.

During late spring the grass turns brown and we can get some hot days with unpleasant northerly winds. Last year there were tragic bushfires in the Pinery area not far from where I live. These bushfires destroyed homes, farms, livelihoods and human lives. One usually associates bushfires with summer but they can occur at other times.

However, at the moment the grass is green and there is still water in the local rivers. We are getting rain quite frequently which is keeping the ground damp much of the time. For me it is a lovely time of the year and there is much to feel gratitude for.


# Flowers
# Gratitude
# Happiness
# Spring
# Sunshine
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
I donít know about you, but when I was younger I %%hated%% making mistakes
98 views
One day I was out exploring when I came across a secondhand shop called %%Some Days Are Diamonds%%...
116 views
There are many events that can cause people to feel stressed
111 views
It can seem that being a mother isn't valued a great deal by today's society
116 views
The irrational fear of birds is known as ornithophobia
182 views
We often hear the saying, ĎLaughter is the best medicine
141 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
3 likes
ID: 45204
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
11967 views
Youíve probably heard the saying, ďa house is not a home
95 views
American author Mark Twain famously wrote, ďTravel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-...
78 views
Whether you want to save the planet or save money, striving to create more eco-friendly habits...
72 views
Iíve witnessed addiction within my family for my entire life
72 views
Youíll likely spend about one-third of your life at work, and for most people, this is their m...
71 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3766 views
I lived the city life and Iím sick of it
630 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6102 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
1747 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version