I love being able to experience changes in season. Here in South-Central Pennsylvania, we are anxiously awaiting the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The charm of winter has worn off and I, for one, am looking forward to warmer weather. In the beginning of winter the snow is delightful and exciting. Sitting by the fire with a cup of coffee is heart-warming. All of the unique and special experiences that come along with winter were fun for a time, but by this time of year, I am ready to move on to the next season—spring.
I look forward to being able to go outside without a coat and to see the first of the spring flowers begin to bloom. I always enjoy the first day that I can open the windows and let the warm, spring breeze blow through the house. It feels so refreshing to hear the birds chirping in such a way that you can tell THEY are excited about spring also.
I also look forward to being able to do one of my favorite things—riding my bike. I live in an area with many country roads and there aren’t many feelings better than hopping on my bike for a long ride on a beautiful spring day. Sure, it has been warm enough to ride several times lately, but it has only been possible if I’m wearing all of my winter gear. It feels so much better to be able to feel the spring wind on your face and feel the sun warming your back. I’m fairly certain that I have a smile on my face for most of the first ‘spring’ ride of the season.
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to be patient and wait a bit longer for all of these delights. The first official day of spring may be in a few days, but the true warmth won’t be here for several weeks. Until then, I’ll keep my warm riding clothes handy and be grateful for any taste of spring that comes my way.