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Sunday, February 17, 2008

2Peas Challenge...Spring

So here is the challenge from 2peas bloggers today....

How do the mild days and freshness of spring affect your mood and outlook on life?

For me there is more than one answer to this. I love spring. I love the weather, the leaves begining to show, the flowers blooming, the smell in the air after a spring shower. I love the beauitul colors the flowers provide. I love the temperatures and the breezes. This all puts a smile on my face. I love Easter and celebrating the gift that God gave us when he sent his son to die on the cross for us (I do remember this every day, but it's nice to have one day set aside speciffically to recall and honor this great gift.) Seeing all the beautiful sights of spring and all that God creates anew each year is breathtaking.

At the same time that it is putting a smile on my face it is making my eyes itch, my nose run and I start coughing and sneezing. Allergies. UGH, that is the worst part about spring. I also know that I should be doing spring cleaning, but if you know me then you know I hate cleaning. I try do some. I usually clean out closets this time of year.

Spring is already here in our area. I know weird, right? It's snowing in some areas and we are having 65-73 degree days. I noticed today that some of my azaelas are starting to bloom. Time for a trip to Bellingrath Gardens soon.

So while I love Spring, I hate Spring too. I look forward to it and I dread it.
PS...The pictures are from Bellingrath Garden's website. You should come and visit sometime, it is beautiful.


NancyJones said...

its crazy my azaleas are going crazy in the back yard IT thinks it is spring already lol so allergies are going full blast aaaaaaaaack.

Thena said...

Glad you are back!

Thena Smith

Sarah C. said...

I can relate to both of your views on spring. I take Claritin year round - that helps a bit with those ichy eyes and sneezing.

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Alyssa said...

We are finally seeing the sun again!!! Won't be long before I have an itchy nose and itchy eyes too!

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