The warm weather spell has blossomed across the country and soared temperature patterns into the mid-60s and higher. This refreshing seasonal pattern embraces an excitement for spring to us outdoor enthusiasts. The melting snow piles on our lawns mark the cozy rising temperatures. The slushy ice that blankets the Midwestern waterways is a sheer reminder that winter is nearly history. Finally, spring is closer than we know.
This time of year is truly fascinating. Nature’s mystical rebirthing cycle continues steadfast without warning. It’s a natural process of continuation and growth. Early April brings a new look into the forests and fields across the country. Faded colors become vividly vibrant, refreshing aromas of flowery meadows loom in the air, and the magical thunderstorms of April forebode our plantings. We are in progress of a new season.
I went on a relaxing walk last night and took in the new sights and sounds of spring. The croaking frogs chimed a sweet melody of bass, while a swarm of fireflies illuminated the dusk. My imagination and eyes gazed into the clear skies above. Thousands upon thousands of stars twinkled ever so glittery. The stars glimmered like the whitecaps on a river. As the sun soon faded into the depths of the swaying treetops, night arrived.
I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of spring. There’s some incredible persona of changing times and altering seasons. The warm weather blesses us with still nights as the forest canopy begins blooming into a new tangle. It is the simple things that make me smile. The colorful wild flowers sprouting along back country roads, sounds of echoing gobbles from afar as the turkey declare dominance, and the beautiful birth of new wildlife brought to this world. This is what spring means to me.
I urge all outdoors people to venture into the forest and fields to seek a natural enlightenment that only Mother Nature subscribes. It’s a heart healthy, mind clearing, relaxing suppressor when you need it.