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Friday, March 19, 2010

Rejuvination of Our Spirits

Wow, spring is finally upon us. I’m so thrilled. There’s nothing better to get rid of the blues and clean the stale air of house.

I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty, using muscles that have been dormant through the winter. Amazing how all the inside work uses a different set of muscles than yard work does, isn’t it? I just cut my roses back and saw new life sprouting from the base. My grape hyacinth’s are up. I can’t wait to see their blue flowers.
Spring isn’t just about the rebirth of green grass, trees budding new leaves, or planting seeds. It’s about newness; rejuvenation of our spirits. There’s something clean and fresh about spring. A time to look around us, open the door and let the breeze blow through the house, making you sigh and smile. I feel energized and ready to take on the world.

I love to stand in my front yard and watch the bunnies chase each other around neighboring yards, squirrels racing up and down the trees, jumping from one to another. And having the door and windows open to hear the birds sing, squirrels bark at Buster, or me to get my attention.

To celebrate spring, we clean off the patio, the furniture and light up the grill. This happened last weekend when temperatures entered the 50’s. It was wonderful. There’s nothing like the scent of a charcoal grill, meat sizzling on the grate, sitting around the table with a glass of iced tea in hand. I’m so ready to resume my morning writing stints on the patio, or firing up the fireplace and enjoying my bench area.

Spring cleaning is on my to-do list and I can’t wait. My husband has his which entails remodeling the living room. Of course, I’ll be helping and will do much for the cause doing the day once it’s under way. We’ve done it before, so we know the ins and outs. I’m looking at flooring – it must be durable and safe for the bunnies. I’m excited about it all.

What are you plans for Spring?

Bekki
http://bekkilynn.net
Jewel of the Sun’s BLOOD DESTINY coming April 26

8 comments:

Serena Shay said...

Bekki - I love the flower pictures. They are so happy and inviting. :)

Plans for spring, well this year will be my reorganization year. Time to dig deep and remove the excess clutter. It's crazy how much unused stuff we seem to bury at the backs of the cabinets. ;)

Then, of course, there is the planting and ultimately the time reserved for curling up on the deck and reading. :)

Good luck with the remodel!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Perfect pics, Bekki! Your post has got me rearing to go out into my own garden and blitz those weeds!

Happy gardening! Happy Spring!

Celia Yeary said...

BEKKI--There's nothing like beautiful, colorful flowers to brighten our world and raise out spirits. Everyone looks forward to spring, even though some of us have somewhat mild winters. We do some of the same things as you--tomorrow is my day to tell you about Springtime in My Backyard. The photos are gorgeous! Thanks--Celia

Bekki Lynn said...

Thanks, Serena. I'm with you, the winter build-up is amazing. As soon as I can move the houseplants outdoors, the den is the first room I'm tackling. It's been the catch-all this winter.

Bekki Lynn said...

Thanks, Lindsay.

Looking at pics of past seasons puts me in the mood as well. I'm anxious to see this years blooms.

I love the Cancun rose. It really is a brilliant red rather than the orange tint the sun and camera gave. Rosie O'Donnell sits next to it and the roses are massive on a good year.

Bekki Lynn said...

I'm looking forward to it, Ceila.

It's a gorgeous day here. Third day in a row in the 60's. The patio door is open, the air is clean and refreshing.

I'm seeing purples and yellows popping up in people's beds. It puts a smile on your face.

Savanna Kougar said...

Spring plans... hmmmm... other than being outside and doing what gardening I can... and cleaning what I can manage to get to... and just enjoying and watching the doggies enjoy Spring... not much...
My rose bush is greening and wow! everything must be budding, since the allergies are on high!
But, the window is cracked, the fresh air circulating...
Happy Spring, everyone!

Bekki Lynn said...

Oh, yes, Savanna - allergies. I've been feeling it a bit more today. One of the wayward perks of opening the doors and windows to the wonderful fresh air.

Happy Spring to all of you!