The March Slice of Life Challenge-hosted by Ruth and Stacey, at Two Writing Teachers - 20 of 31
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It's the spring equinox, time for cherry red, buttery yellow, sky blue, grape purple--I'm waiting! Beautiful crocus are springing up, and suddenly the trees look thicker. When examined closely, the very beginnings of buds are there, patient, waiting. In our part of the country, full blooms will take a while longer, while in Texas where my son lives, he says fruit trees are in bloom. This day I wanted to welcome spring on its inaugural day, no matter if winter snow appears again (predicted this weekend). There are a number of things that spring to mind. All the seasons can be used as verbs (if you use 'fall' instead of 'autumn'), yet spring seems to be included in more common idioms or metaphors than the others. And after today, we can no longer say "spring is just around the corner", because it's here!
I've been so excited lately peeking outside that I've wanted to spring into action in my new garden. I realize I am no spring chicken, yet warm weather helps me spring to life. When ideas for writing spring up, I get a spring in my step and know that hope springs eternal. I wondered what was going on when I got to work this morning, and had forgotten that it was time for Scholastic to spring forth with hundreds of books for the spring book fair. Parent Conferences are tomorrow (hope there's no surprises there for students to spring on their parents), so it gives everyone a good chance to spring into action and buy new books. I wish you all time to be full of the joys of spring today.
Don't let new ideas fall into oblivion, or you will need to wait 'till you summer in a condo. Overwintering won't help at all. When you are inspired, be sure that you spring to attention!