♥Happy first day of spring! Spring Equinox!
I surprise myself in my enthusiasm for spring this year because a) we’ve had a very mild winter and I’m really more a fall/winter person than a spring/summer person, and b) there’s no way around it, spring signals warmer weather, even though it never gets truly sweltering, I dread the stifling hot days of the season that follows spring…talk about putting the cart before the horse, right? I maintain this has something to do with my age, my red hair and my love of turtlenecks!
There are so many wonderful options when setting a table for a spring meal. Flowers are plentiful and come in every color ever put to pottery. Dining al fresco is a favorite during the warm evenings that you find during late spring (in Southern California).
I use a lot of citrus during spring and summer in both my cooking and as a natural accessory.
For some reason this year, I’m more than giddy to get into the garden and work on some projects I’ve been thinking about and I’m ready for the change in menu planning i.e. more grilling and dining outdoors.
Maybe I’ve gotten wiser and more appreciative in my
older more mature years when it comes to recognizing the beauty of each season.
Spring is here and I’m embracing all of the joy it brings, especially the burst of energy I feel during this time of year.
I find great comfort when working in the garden. The planning and searching for the right plant material is exciting to me. Spring, like no other time of year offers promise of new beginnings, both in the garden and in life.
I enjoy the process of bringing the outdoors IN with fresh and potted flowers, found nests and blossoming branches. I lighten the feel of our living spaces in the house by introducing lighter pillows and throws, where possible. The windows are washed and open for any breath of fresh air that can be captured.
So, goodbye winter, I’ll think of you often and await your return following fall, all the while delighting in your warmer cousin spring.
Do you have a favorite season…I’d love to hear from you.
Beautiful photographs! It’s the first day of autumn here, but I wish you a happy spring! And here is to hoping you still might have some turtleneck days ahead, Karen!
LOL! After being certain spring had arrived early a couple of weeks back, we’ve been hit with very cold weather and driving rain this past weekend. As I type, I’m wearing a turtleneck…I don’t care how frumpy it might look, it keeps me warm! 🙂
Happy Fall to you…I love the fall.
Linda Coble said:
As you know, Spring is my favorite season also. Now that I live in the northwest where the winters are long and wet, the coming of Spring is something all Washingtonians look forward to. Today, we have rain, wind, and snow so Spring can’t get here too soon to suit me. I loved all the pics, especially the blue table scape. Gorgeous!
It’s the contrast of the seasons that make them shine in my book. Spring is a favorite because everything looks so fresh, your area wears spring better than any!
Karen so glad I found you at my friend Liz’s’! Adore all of your images for Springtime, which I have to admit is my 2nd favorite season, Autumn first. That lamb is just precious. Also love using fresh fruits for decor.
Please come and join my new Fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce!
Art by Karena
You’ve visited before but I’m so happy you’re back for another chat. I’m with you, spring is so wonderful but fall usually steals my heart.
Karen, I think I like Spring and Fall equally but for very different reasons. Right now I’m enjoying watching my garden unfold and making plans to fill in with fresh new plants. Spring really is a revival, spring cleaning, spring planting. It energizes me like no other season. Daylight savings time arrives and I move into fast forward mode!
I love your assessment of Spring and Fall and the enjoyment gained by each for different reasons. So true! Thank you!
I loved your vibrant pictures with all those lovely colors. The blue table setting was a paticular favorite of mine. Great pictures and hooray for Spring! CARLA
Thanks. Now if our weather will cooperate, we can get on with dining al fresco and enjoying the birds singing and sun shining routine. 🙂