Last night the rained poured down. This morning was grizzly grey. But around 10 am or so, the wind blew away all the clouds and the sunshine poured in through the windows! It's almost spring!
If it's almost spring where you are, or not quite, here are a few ways that I like to celebrate and encourage the season:
Revel in the sight of green shoots poking up through brown dirt
Get my gardening tools in order
Hold my face up to the sunshine and feel its faint warmth
Buy a bunch of tulips or daffodils
Pay attention to the lengthening days and the clear quality of light
Play suitable music - I've been listening to Vivaldi's Spring, found on Youtube if you don't have a CD or other means of listening
Open a window wide and let the wind blow out all the winter doldrums
(Only for a short time - it's still chilly around here)
Last week a parcel arrived from Italy. Not for me, I'm just the receiver and keeper. But our daughter had me open the box while she watched via Skype. I pulled out some of their winter clothes and then the jug pictured above, made and purchased in the town of Tropea where they spent a month. Isn't it cheerful? Alas, a plate also sent in the package didn't fare so well.
Alas, a plate also sent in the parcel didn't fare so well. But Ashley says she can use the pieces in a mosaic sometime, so I'm saving them in a basket for her. They are bright and cheery. Our travelers are now in Istanbul and having a great time. She showed me some fabrics she bought in the Grand Bazaar - for ME!
What are you enjoying on these "almost spring" days?