Sunday, March 1, 2020

Hey Spring, I See You

I spent Saturday just about 2 hours south of my home and got my first glimpse at Spring.  I was lucky to be able to stroll around the beautiful campus of William and Mary.  Bright, yellow daffodils danced in the breeze as the long bare branches of a nearby Willow tree whipped around in the wind.  A closer look offered the slightest bright green specks sitting on each of the drooping branches.  Outside of my hotel window, I could see fuzzy redbuds perched on tree branches looking like they're considering when they will fully exhale and become the first few leaves of spring.

The sky was bright blue and the sun was warm.  Looking out at the azure skies through the two-story windows of the student center all I could think of was how inviting the day looked.

Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving- for as soon as I stepped out the door the cold February wind wrapped itself around me.  I put my head down and drew my arms in tight with my hands stuffed in the pocket of my gray sweatshirt.  Yes, it was chilly -but boy was the grass below my feet a beautiful spring-like green in color.

Hey, Springtime--I see you.


8 comments:

  1. I've spent the day swimming and surfing, hard to even recall what cold feels like! Refreshing slice, good luck with the challenge!

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  2. Love all the personification here! "...fuzzy redbuds perched on tree branches looking like they're considering when they will fully exhale." And this: "...the cold February wind wrapped itself around me." Really beautiful, and a hopeful reminder that spring is coming!

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  3. Your description of these very early spring days is perfect! I too couldn't resist yesterday's warm sunshine. But catching a blast of what one would think would be a warm, summer breeze, hit me in the face, the realization of springs not quite here yet, is a quick return to reality.

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  4. I love the redbud line! Great start to the month!

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  5. There is something about seeing the sun shine brightly while gazing out of the window that tricks the mind. I was experiencing this alongside you through your vivid description. Spring will be here soon!

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  6. I've always thought that Williamsburg provides a special preview to the magic of spring. Lovely post!

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  7. Ellen.Yankoupe.Smith@gmail.comMarch 1, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    It was deceiving yesterday. Williamsburg is so beautiful.

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  8. A great start! I loved the image of the redbuds exhaling. Well done!

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