Spring is my favorite season. Living in Canada, we can get some nasty winters, so I always love when the snow melts, the grass starts to grow and turn green, the trees start to bud, and the days get longer and warmer.
Yesterday was a perfect spring day. My sister-in-law and I took my mum out for her birthday (which is actually today - happy birthday mum!), and the weather was amazing. When we got home, I sat in the living room and watched four little butterflies play tag outside the window. We had all our windows open until late last night, when it started to rain and there was about two minutes of thunder and lightning.
My favorite thing about spring is all the changes - all the regrowth and rebirth - watching everything come back to life after being dead or hidden for months. For years, my big sign of spring has been robins hopping on the lawn. I don't know where that came from, but I always get excited when I see robins hopping along. For my mum, it's the sound of the high school football team beginning practice in the field across the street - they started last week, and I couldn't believe my eyes. Other favorite sounds and signs of spring are the clink of a bat hitting a baseball from the diamond past the football field, and the rubberband sound of frogs in the marsh beyond the football field and baseball diamond.
It just feels like a time to start over, make positive changes, and brush off the last of the sleepy haze of winter.
What's your favorite season? What are your favorite things about spring?