I’m wishing you a wonderful start (and middle and end) to the spring season. It’s hard to believe it snowed here earlier this year. But I’ll tell you I’m glad to be done with that white stuff and onto a new season! What’s there to love about the spring season? Let me tell you some of my favorites :)
Spring Season Flowers and Cherry Blossoms
They’ll be blooming, and I’ll be smiling. I love gardening! It’s quickly become my favorite hobby since we move into our home, and I hope to expand the front garden a bit this year. I learned a lot in the last two years and look forward to the education continuing.
Here in Victoria, BC, the downtown core will soon have hanging baskets up and they’re a beautiful sight to see. Bold, beautiful… Just so like so many women I know. The big arrangements hang from lamp posts along the downtown streets, a tradition that’s been happening locally since the 1930s. There are over 1,000 baskets, each with nine plant varieties, including Petunia Carpet Rose – I like that name! Yup, it’s no wonder we’re known as The Garden City.
Another part of nature that Victoria, BC, is known for is the cherry blossoms. These trees are exquisite. Some are already blooming, woah, that’s an early start. Sometimes I walk under their branches and marvel at the beautiful pink color.
Sunshine and Outdoor Exercise
I am planning to take more walks under the warmth of the spring season’s sunshine. While I have been doing some walks lately, February was really cold here and not to my liking for a walk brrrrr. I could never make it in a really cold climate! Well, ok, I could, but it’s not my first choice ;)
While I can’t be out in the sunshine for long, as per my dermatologist, I put on a hat, sunscreen, and long sleeves and go out to stretch my legs. Walking is also great for the back as sometimes I hunch over my computer without even realizing it for long periods. A walk can do wonders for my stiff back and is a nice alternative to the gym sometimes.
Going outdoors for workouts also means getting a healthy dose of vitamin D. If you don’t take vitamin D supplements, it can be tough to get enough of it in winter. So, how much is enough of the vitamin from the sun? I read that it’s 10-30 minutes several times a week.
Birds in the Spring Season
On those walks, I look forward to hearing more birds than in the past few weeks. For many people, seeing a robin is a sign that spring is officially here. Maybe I’ll hear one singing a sweet tune on the next walk I take.
In the past, I’ve heard woodpeckers during my walks in spring. Those sounds of nature are a reason why I don’t always wear earbuds during my walks – I’d miss all of that natural goodness! I also hope to see sparrows, finches, and swallows.
Out with the Old, In with the Refreshingly New
You know it – spring cleaning! It’s about refreshing the home, including my wardrobe. I plan to donate some clothes I didn’t wear all winter to a local shelter. And I’m still going through a box here and there of stuff I had packed when I moved recently, so I’m sure there’s more to donate than I realize at this point.
And as I give away items, maybe we’ll get a few new decor items for the home. Maybe I’ll switch things around to make them look fresh and new in a different room too.
Oh, and I can start packing away heavy sweaters, pants, and coats! No bulky coat to put on for a while now, I hope ((fingers crossed)).
What are your favorite things about the spring season? Are you excited about the start of the season too?
Top photo: Flowers in bloom are a beautiful part of spring in Victoria, BC. Photo by Christy Birmingham-Reyes (When Women Inspire).
44 thoughts on “The Spring Season Begins! What’s There to Love?”
So excited for the warmer weather and everything the spring season has to offer! I’ve already started some spring cleaning! I even made a floral fabric tray for my kitchen 🙂 it’s my latest spring craft! Please stop by to check it out! Happy Spring!! 🌷
It sounds like you’re starting spring with a bang – a crafty bang :) Happy new season to you too!
It sounds like you live in a beautiful area, Christy! Here in the US Midwest it’s still down in the twenties(fahrenheit) at night, but this week the first of my early spring bulbs have started showing green sprouts. Soon I’ll have tulips and hyacinths blooming, and getting ready to plant my containers with tomatoes and cucumbers.
Oh tulips, glorious tulips! Your veggies and flowers sound like they will soon be in glorious shape, dear Amy :)
Everything you said, and a whole new season of street art!!!
My favorite thing about spring these days is the desert wildflower blooms, especially after a good and rainy winter. I hope we get out to see them this year as they promise to be especially amazing! A little bit busier this year than usual and so hope to make it there in a couple of weekends from now when we might be free, and not miss the show!
Lovely to know that it’s blooming in your neighborhood again! 🌸🙂
Those blooms you speak of sound amazing, Ka! Yes, I do hope you get to see them :) And cheers to time outdoors as the weather improves. Many smiles to you :)
Lovely welcome to spring Christy.. here we are going through mad March winds and hoping April will really herald the start of spring. Our seasons sort of slide into each other in their own time… hugsx
Hi Sally! I’m seeing new posts from you and will be over to visit soon :) Oh the seasons, yes sometimes Mother Nature takes her sweet time xo I hope those winds die down for you soon. And I also hope you have a lovely weekend ahead.
Happy spring Christy! I think we may just be over the worst of winter. <3
I hope so, tired of the cold weather, Debby :) Happy Friday!
Happy weekend! :) xx
It went by fast but lots of fun ~ I even got in some golf :D Hope you had a nice weekend too, Debby xo
Wow! You’re a golfer? Good for you Christy. I do believe spring has sprung – or is springing LOL ;) xx
It’s springing all right ;) Haha!!
Hi Christy. I didn’t go to The Philadelphia Flower Show this year. I regret that. The theme was Flower Power. I could have used a big dose of flowers!
Flower Power – bring it on! I always think of the ’70s, my birth decade ;) I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Neil.
I love this time of year too-the feeling of anticipation!
Welcome Spring! I can’t imagine how beautiful it is there in Victoria with the flowers starting to bloom!
I feel blessed to live here and that feeling escalates on spring days like we had yesterday :) Wishing you a great day with family!
I love the new growth. Start of new life. Colors after a white winter. Getting out for walks. Sunny days.
Those are all amazing moments to love!
The flowers and the change in the angle of sunlight are what I like best about spring. Also shedding a few pounds because I can get more exercise.
The sunlight angles, you’re so poetic :)
Thank you, Christy. :)
Simply speaking the truth, Rob :)
I love spring is almost here! I can hardly wait for the flowers to bright up my day.
Yes, let’s be sure to stop and smell the flowers as we walk outside :)
I love the smell of the earth, and my very favorite time of year is when the bulbs begin to pop up in the garden and the trees to have a hint of buds.
Oh you describe such a lovely picture, Dorothy :)
Thank you Christy! I love this time of year so much, it is all possibilities and there are no weeds, no and no bugs!
Hi Dorothy ((waving))! Your blog is a wonderful haven of recipes and I enjoyed visiting it today :) Do you have a fave spring recipe?
Thank you for your kind words Christy! I really appreciate your comments. I have many favorite spring recipes, usually involving something green. I love asparagus (my tart recipe is posted) and ramps, and the funny little fiddlehead ferns, one of my spring passions! All best served up simply with a touch of butter and maybe some lemon juice. I also love to make spring salads with ribbons of vegetables and sugar snap peas!
Dorothy, those dishes sound wonderful! Would you like to come over here with a guest post on a healthy spring recipe of your choice? If that interests you (no pressure), you can reach me at email@example.com :)
Isn’t spring lovely, Christy. It is autumn here.
Autumn is beautiful too, Robbie. Our wedding will be in the fall season.
sunshine and outdoors tops my list :) can’t wait for it !
Bring it on! :D
What a beautiful post welcoming Spring! Felt like I am in Victoria! Absolutely love the place and I can feel it in your writing. Enjoyed reading it.
Yes, its my favorite season too! I am all about walking and running as much as I could. I used to live in Alberta and driving to BC was my favorite part in early spring….but enjoying Spring of Texas now :)
Keep writing! Keep inspiring <3
How wonderful that you’ve been here to Victoria! And I’m sure spring in Texas is beautiful too :) Thanks for being here!