Signs of Spring

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My Favorite Season?  Spring. Of course.

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It’s a time of birth and re-birth, awakenings, renewals, hope and change, sunshine and emerging warmth and all that’s wonderful after a cold winter.

What’s not to like about Spring?

The first day of Spring 2014, just over a week ago, was simply perfect, here in the South – bright sunshine, mild winds, mid-70s – we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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Ever since I got transplanted into the West where the seasonal changes are so much more dramatic than what I had witnessed as a child in India, the arrival of Spring never fails to stir me.

As I begin seeing the first signs of Spring, my excitement for the coming months begins.  Cherry blossoms, new leaves and buds, more sunny days, temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s, better weather conversations for sure – and it’s finally time to put away the heavy winter jackets and sweaters.

Every year, while nature reinvents itself, why not use it to reinvent ourselves as well? Along with those heavy coats, why not put behind all that’s bad and sad to move forward with energy and hope? Follow the signs of nature all around us (okay, so our neighbors up north may have to wait a month or two).

The beginning of Spring sure seems more fitting and less arbitrary for renewal and rejuvenation than a date on the Western (civil) calendar called “New Year’s Day“. 

With that in mind, may I wish you a Happy Spring  – and may you have a great year ahead!

Signs of Spring
Signs of Spring



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Last photo: By Usien (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


Posted on March 30, 2014, in Back in US and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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