i'd like to say i've been waiting all winter for today, but the truth is, we were blessed with a rather mild last three months. of all the seasonal transitions, i love this one the most. i love watching things come back to life after a few months of winter and i find it always awakens a bit of myself as well.
i'm a "stop to smell the roses" kind of gal and this time of year, that's exactly what i do. for me, it's a sensory/memory overload:
- the daffodils remind me of my grandma beale's garden from my childhood
- the morning birds take me back to my quiet home in NC (which i'll happily be visiting in just a few weeks!)
- the lighter spirits during cocktail hour conjure craziness of spring breaks past
- and most of all, that extra hour of light reminds me to not just get out, but stay out to enjoy it all.
*for you, a favorite that always reminds me of my last spring in NC