One can tell that spring is on its way. We have the winter thaw, the melting snow and the morning sun that allows its warmth to expand into our day. In addition, our mailboxes fill with catalogs sharing new spring fashions, colorful floral and garden options and more. Although it is not yet “official” that spring has arrived in NH, I am thrilled to see the promise of this new season of color and change.
People are spending more time outside, walking and running, washing their cars, with an overall feeling of spring fever. No need for extra Vitamin C and Vitamin D when the weather is conducive to the motivation of seeking the fresh air of the beautiful outdoors.
For myself, I smile as I peruse the seed, home and fashion catalogs. I am reminded that the gardens will soon again be rejoicing with colorful flowers with hopes of having a productive vegetable garden. As the weather clears our pathways of snow, we begin to see the pavement, dirt and grass so familiar of spring and summer. I begin to warm up to the idea of preparing for the summer months of enjoying the outdoors, in our little oasis of nature.
With all the newness of spring soon to be here, I look forward to trading in the fall/winter fashions of warmth to spring and summer fashions of color, freedom and fun. Although I’m not a big spender on fashion, where I have the urgent “need” to replace what’s in my closet, these catalogs inspire me to look within my wardrobe of what I will again wear. Will I compliment what I have with a new accessory or possible a new blouse or new pair of jeans? Or, will I possibly create, using my God given gift of sewing, a new fashion garment or two?
Spring has arrived and a smile is on my face. I’ve perused sewing patterns, and now need to check through what fabric I have on hand. I suppose I could take a drive to the fabric store for added inspiration, but first I will shop through my stash. I can tell by the excitement, that my aspirations are limitless. I am now ready to begin the spring process of enjoying the warmth and colors of the season.
“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” Lewis Grissard
Reap in the warmth of spring and be invigorated with its newness,