On Saturday after my exam, I stopped by the fruit and vegetable store to buy some produce. While waiting at the cashier, I could not resist picking up a pot of daffodils. They hadn’t bloomed yet but I knew that they would look lovely when they did.
Yesterday when I got home, I saw that most of the flowers had opened. So beautiful! The colour definitely brightens up our living room and serves as a reminder that, even though it is still cold outside, Spring is around the corner.
For the last few days the weather has been perfect! Blue skies, no strong winds, temperatures in the double digits – and no snow!Going outside has been a pleasure. Shedding hats and gloves, pedestrians have a spring in their step. Our neigbourhood park has more visitors of the small human variety. A green sheen is now coating the grounds I walk past. My step certainly has a spring to it and I cannot help but think of my favourite composition by Vivaldi – a beautiful expression of what I am feeling with the warmer weather:
This week I am grateful for the arrival of spring and the warmer temperatures.
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I love the beginning of Spring. Temperatures are a little warmer, but not too hot. Birds are singing (I hear some now as I am typing this). Flowers are blooming. Beautiful!
And the parks are filled with the voices of children. Sidewalk chalk is brought out into the open and little artists create on hardened spaces. After a sunny weekend, I noticed that some children had been hard at work in the park. I managed to capture their creativity before it was washed away by Tuesday’s rain.
Seeing the art Monday morning on my way to work made me smile. I look forward to seeing more next Monday after the weekend.
During the past weekend I saw signs that Spring has arrived in the city. Although the temperatures are still cool, it is warmer than winter. The sky is blue this week. The birds are singing. The buds on the trees are unfurling. The grass has turned green.
The signs of Spring make me smile: warmer weather is on its way and, with it, the chance to wear sandals and short sleeves.
When growing up I would hear the term “April showers” and not truly understand the reason for the expression because we did not have them in Johannesburg. Since living in Toronto, though, I have experienced wet days during the fourth month of the year. The temperatures rise, birds sing, and moisture is seen in the form of rain.
This year April seems to be a little different. Since Friday (1 April), the temperatures have dropped and this weekend we had flurries. This morning as I stepped outside, a wintery sight was waiting for me.
I hope Old Man Winter does not linger. Instead, I wish to welcome April showers and the show of Spring.
Within the last week, temperatures have started to rise. Days are still cool and there are times when I still wear my gloves, scarf and coat. My winter boots, however, are left on the shoe shelf, my hat and heavy coat reside in the the closet. On an early morning walk I hear the birds sing, and I have begun to see green shoots coming out in the flower beds. Spring is in the air as the children jostle out to recess hatless and gloveless. I move outside with a smile on my face and I do not mind too much now to walk to the supermarket.
The joy I feel at the moment was best expressed by Vivaldi:
This week I am grateful for the warmer weather and will enjoy the higher temperatures that have been forecast in the days to come.
Spring is in the air and the evidence is seen when walking by the local park. I took the following photos on 12 May at 7:50am on my way to work. The air felt light and, even though there were no children in the park, I could sense the children’s laughter in the air.
Pictures of the park in spring time has to include a shot of some flowers:
(This post is inspired by Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Challenge: The Changing Seasons in which bloggers post pictures of the same location throughout the year. The location I have chosen to focus on is the nearby public park.)
During the month of April, the temperatures increase and the grasses become green; the buds on the trees form and we wait in eagerness for them to open. When I walked past our local park, I heard birdsong and I knew that soon it would soon come alive with the sound of children’s voices.
I took these photos near the end of April on the 29th day. The park was quiet when I strolled past it a bit before 8am; however that afternoon I noticed that some visitors were running around the play structure.
(This post is inspired by Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Challenge:The Changing Seasons in which bloggers post pictures of the same location throughout the year. The location I have chosen to focus on is the nearby public park.)
Cardinal Guzman challenged bloggers at the beginning of the year to posts pictures of the same location every month. Even though I was not blogging during March, I did remember to take some pictures of what my local park looks like when the snow meltdown occurs.
I took these pictures in the third week of march. The days were warmer than they had been for a long time and we were beginning to look forward to spring. In the afternoon as I approached the park, all I saw were puddles of water and plenty of mud.
As expected, there were no children playing in the park on their way home from school – they would have to wait until the sun had dried up the ground a little.