The sun is brightly shining and birds are sweetly singing. Sqirrels scramble about beneath the trees,
frantically searching for something they just KNOW has to be buried around here somewhere. Large patches of green are showing up to break the monotony of dull brown in the lawns and pastures. The air is full of a lush expectancy. Spring is coming to Roosterville.
Astronomically speaking, the vernal equinox ushers in spring at 6:45 p.m. EDT Friday. That will be 5:45 p.m. in Roosterville. Compared to other parts of the country, Clay County can hardly complain about the harshness of the past winter, but we do it anyway. It’s sort of a tradition.
To celebrate and welcome the return of spring to northwestern Missouri, we’ve compiled this list of 10 things you might want to do to welcome spring back to your area:
10 Ways to welcome spring
1. Open some windows
2. Wash the vehicle
3. Bring in some fresh flowers, even if they come frm the store
4. Break out the bbq
5. Work o your plan for the garden
6. Eat outdoors
7. Wash some windows to let the spring sunshine in
8. Pack away some winter clothing
9. Do some stargazing
10 Plan a spring getaway
Spring has filled the minds and fueled the passions of countless people. Here are a few of my favorite quotes about spring:
Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens
It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. ~W. Earl Hall
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet
Wherever you are, and however you greet her, may your spring be full of optimism and sunshine!