Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring is near...

Born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Miami, Florida, I never really saw all four seasons the way many other states do. Especially in Miami, you've got hot, hotter, hottest, and hurricane season. Those were my four seasons.

Now living in Tennessee, I have a true appreciation for the beauty of each season. I moved here in the fall and enjoyed the gorgeous array of colors on the leaves - from yellows and oranges to greens and firey reds. All I could do was stand in awe of the colors around. Not even a month later, one tree at a time, those leaves were gone.

And winter came.

Oh did it come! My cold used to be 65 degrees...but living here I endured freezing temperatures below 10 degrees on certain days (that's freezing to a Florida girl). They said it was the coldest winter in years. Lucky me! =p The cold is probably my least favorite thing, unless of course it brings snow. And that it did....two snow days spread apart by two months. Nonetheless, I was giddy as a school girl and loving every moment. Not many people shared this emotion with me. I was laughed at...but that's ok. I got cute snow pics =).

For about 2 months now, I've been ready for some heat or at least the sun to come out. This week showed signs of just that. The flowers are blooming on trees everywhere I look (I didn't even know trees bloom flowers). It truly is breathtaking. I've never seen anything like this before, and I'm actually glad, because I don't take it for granted. The birds are chirping at my window every morning. Some might find that annoying, but I find it refreshing. It's a beautiful sound, and they're just as excited as I am about Spring.

Summer I know all too well, but Spring is foreign and exciting. I want to enjoy every minute of it.

1 comment:

  1. Jenelle,
    I'm so glad you are enjoying the seasons. TN is beautiful and it does give some amazing displays of God's beautiful creation as time goes by. I know exactly where you're coming from. I was born and raised in El Paso, TX and the only thing you see throughout the seasons is desert. Hot, cold, snowed on, all desert; so I, as you do, appreciate the marked season changes in TN.

    Blessings to you,
    Linda Rojas