Oh Spring~~ Let Me Count the Ways That I Love You!

The Look, Feel and Smell of Spring

A lovely spring view of my neighborhood
A lovely spring view of my neighborhood
Another pretty spring view captured with my trusty camera
Another pretty spring view captured with my trusty camera

Being a Michigan girl has always kept me anticipating the arrival of spring after a long, cold winter that drags on a little too long for my liking. As soon as February comes to a close, I stretch and come out of my "cave" to smell the air for that slight hint of spring. Of course, the groundhog must have the spotlight when it comes to actually predicting how close spring really is, and if he's wrong? Well, he never is, according to his fans. He did not see his shadow this year, so once again, my anticipation for that earlier resurrection season of green life outside begins.

Like the pregnancies with each of my children, the last month seems too drag along too slow, and none of my once fashionable and cute maternity clothes look the the least bit cute anymore. So, it is with the month of February and part of March, the snow is gray and dirty, no longer the white, pretty flakes that magically sprinkled down like fairy dust from heaven. But at least March brings temperatures above 10 degrees and daylight begins to stay longer than 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Snowblowers and the repetitive sound of neighbors shoveling their driveway for the second and third time in one day, begins to fade away.

One of the best things about spring approaching is the excitement of retiring my handy-dandy multi-purpose car window scraper, to the shed for a few months. I am not one of the fortunate ones to have a garage to park my car in for the winter months, so the latest snow removal gadgets are on my list of "must haves" for next Christmas for sure.

I Love Outdoor Weddings

Sweet little flower girls!
Sweet little flower girls!
Love is in the spring air!
Love is in the spring air!
Can we just say pure wedded bliss?
Can we just say pure wedded bliss?

New Beginnings

What better time to have a wedding than in the spring? The earth has brought forth new life out of death all that was green and alive, new, baby animals are born and marriages bring a merging of two lives into one. I am partial since I had both of my past weddings outside and I can testify to the fact that the surroundings of trees, grass, flowers, sunshine, birds singing and the baby blue sky, brought forth a solemn witness of holy matrimony.

One thing I would do different back then would have been to buy a wedding planner. I had a notebook with pages and pages of details for the wedding and reception that could have been organized much better with a planner. These planners have everything you could possibly think of for your wedding and more.

I Love Spring Thunderstorms, Flowers, Gardens and New Life

Stormy skies
Stormy skies
Spectacular thunderstorm!
Spectacular thunderstorm!
Purple passion petunias
Purple passion petunias
A new baby in our family!
A new baby in our family!

These are Few of my Favorite Things

These are few of the many things I love about spring and I will tell you why.

  1. Thunderstorms: I am the youngest of seven children and as far back as I can remember, one of my older siblings would sit on the swing with me on our front porch during a thunderstorm. Everyone in my family seemed to inherit our father's love of thunderstorms and we never felt any fear or anxiety over them, just like dad. We would gather on the porch as siblings most of the time, watch the distant lightning, feel the warm, spring breeze and listen to the storm roll in like a drum line. Very fond memories to this day.
  2. Trees, Flowers and Gardens: Not enough can be said about my passion for the new buds on the trees, flowers popping out of the ground everywhere and the brown and lifeless grass becoming a soft, green carpet once again. Vegetable gardens with heirloom seeds are threatened by genetically modified ones, and I am grateful to all of the people who are saving these precious, original seeds for our future generation. I have a deep respect for God's divine creation of the planet earth and the never ending cycle of death and life.
  3. New Babies of all species: Babies of all kinds are born in the spring as the natural cycle of life takes place year after year. It speaks of hope and the ever present fact of the miracle of life that should be hailed as the highest gift bestowed upon mankind. I cherish each and every baby born of humans, animals, singing birds everywhere, and even most insects. Well, I could do without fleas, bedbugs, gnats and roaches, but I guess they serve a purpose. Just not in my space! May we be good stewards of these innocent babies and nurture them with the design placed is us to do just that. Happy Spring Everyone!

Please Take a Moment to be Swept Away by the Beauty of Spring!

Now it's Your Turn!

What is your favorite thing about Spring?

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Comments are greatly appreciated. I would love to hear your spring memories! :) 17 comments

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jseven 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Very lovely~:)


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sunkentreasure 5 years ago

THE BEAUTY OF GOD’S LOVE By BERNARD LEVINE

God is amazing

He chooses every baby's DNA and blood type

He puts every star in place to float in the sky

He creates every fingerprint with a rare design

He makes an egg to burst open with life.

God is great

He selects all the love-songs for every bird to sing

He makes broken bones mend

He gives every flower its specific perfume

He cares for seeds and they turn to fruit.

God is awesome

He tells the seasons when to change

He gives us air so we can breathe

He feeds multitudes of living organisms on our planet

He waters fields of green carpets with morning dew.

Every leaf is a marvel of God's genius

Every baby is filled with God's love

There is nothing in this world more precious

than the beautiful kindness of God.

© Bernard Levine


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you, Movie Master. Fall is in the air now, so I will have to embrace that season and cherish the spring memories. :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hello jseven, I feel your love for all things here and it's just lovely.

I too love spring as everything is bursting into life, now as I write this we are at the end of summer.

Really enjoyed your hub, thank you.


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you, Eiddwen. :) I love writing about the things that make this world so wonderful and then sometimes the things that need to be improved.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

I loved this hub, you are a writer after my own heart.

I enjoy everything on Nature, animals etc.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Happy, I love the seasons and all of the blessings each one holds for us. :)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Beautiful, comprehensive hub that's a love note to the wonder and awe of spring. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you, Toknow. :) I appreciate the compliment and I plan on doing more after I get my computer fixed. God bless!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Beautiful and thoughtful piece of writing. Thanks for inspiring the feeling of springtime. You are a good writer. I hope you create more hubs. It will be a joy to read them. Rated up, useful, awesome, and beautiful


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Nell, glad you liked it and yes, spring is on the way!

Thank you, Delores! Sounds like lovely weather there and I love front porches. :)


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Well, we had a very Spring-like day today - my big thrill was coming home from work and sitting on the back porch. I love to sit on the back porch and can't wait til the flowers are in bloom, the trees are green, and all the good stuff Spring brings. Welcome to HubPages, Jseven!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, lovely hub, and the music was just right! I always expect spring to start in February, and the flowers do make themselves known! but of course it still stays cold, but everything is beginning to wake up again! hurrah! lol cheers nell


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Fibo777, I like your numbers...7 is one of my favs. :) We are getting teasers here in Michigan, but at least there is more sunshine!


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fibo777 5 years ago

Beautiful pictures, interesting thoughts, good hub. I dot not feel spring in my country yet. But I know it is coming. I am waiting for it very much. Fed up with this cold. Thank you for the hub.


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jseven 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you, Peggy. :) I do love life!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

You obviously share a zest for life beyond the season of Spring from your bio. Spring-time is indeed a glorious time of year after the more drab season of Winter. The new bright green leaves on the deciduous trees and Spring flowers blooming in fields as well as domesticated home gardens seem to light up the days with cheerful colors.

You are a wonderful writer! Welcome to HubPages!

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