It got up to 52 degrees F today. I seriously considered going out to do some yard work. If this were mid October or so and it reached the same mark on the thermometer, I would say it’s too cold to work outside. The difference? Spring fever. True, 52 is warm, compared to say 21. It’s also quite chilly after being bathed in 90+ degree heat. But there’s more to spring fever than the change in weather.
There’s this urge to dig into the warming soil and inhale that wonderful smell. Then, there are the fragrances of spring: Blossoms of all sorts, freshly mowed lawns and rain washed air. All of this is intensified by the desire to plant seeds and starts; then nurture them until they produce delicious yummies…or beautiful flowers.
The only cure for spring fever is to get outside. Warm sun, fresh air, some hard work and accomplishment will surely bring improvement to the most avid gardener.
Happy planting, all.
Published by lifehelps
I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color.
I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher.
My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog.
Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner.
I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God.
May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.
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