Here in the desert, spring is a glorious time of year. It’s the two-month timeframe when we can sleep with our windows open at night and let the cool, fresh breezes engulf us. It’s also the time of year when energy bills are at their lowest. My furnace has not kicked on in several weeks. This means a low energy bill. Yay! Also, the bugs have not come back yet. We have a few weeks until the ants and spiders make an appearance. And over the weekend, I heard the familiar, energetic buzz of the hummingbirds. They were flying at high speed between my trees. It’s wonderful to see and hear them again. 🙂
In my part of the world, the color brown is most prominent; it’s every where — from the mountain landscapes to the stucco homes. But in spring, we get big dollops of color, one after the other. It starts with the daffodils and crocus. Then come the tulips, lilacs and wisteria. At this time, the trees come back to life, too. The cottonwoods, aspens, locust, and sycamores magically turn green. And everything is topped off with roses blooming in all colors. It’s downright enchanting.
Happy Spring, Everyone! Take time to stop and smell the flowers. 🙂