THE REASONS WHY I LOVE SPRING

THE REASONS WHY I LOVE SPRING

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Sunday 20th March 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

THE REASONS WHY I LOVE SPRING

Today is the Official 1st Day of Spring, unless you are the Met Office (Weather people, not the Metropolitan Police) when the 1st Day of Spring was 1st March.

To be honest I have been feeling the joys of Spring prior to this day with beautiful sunny days in one of our warmest Januarys on record and I did get my first cut of the lawns in last week and enjoyed working in the garden once more. It felt very much like Spring.

But now, Hooray!!! It really is finally officially the first day of spring. Yes, I am very happy that it is finally spring again. This is my favourite season. And here are just 17 of my 1,000s of reasons reasons that I love Spring!

  1. SUN IS SHINING

In fall and winter, the sun doesn’t shine a lot. And of course, it is not a certainty that the sun shines every day in spring, but the sun is shining a lot more during spring and summer. And I love that. When the sun is shining, I feel happier and I feel more motivated to do anything.

  1. NATURE STARTS TO GROW

Now everything starts to grow again. Everywhere I go, I see pretty flowers and the trees getting their leaves again. I love it when nature is full of colours.

  1. HIGHER TEMPERATURES

Winters are too cold most of the time and summers too hot. So the perfect seasons are fall and spring. It is not too hot and not too cold. It is between 15- 23 degrees most of the time. Which is perfect.

  1. SPENDING MORE TIME OUTSIDE

And of course, spring is a great season to start exercising outside. The best thing is that it is completely free, except for your working-out clothes and equipment obviously.

  1. EVERYONE IS HAPPIER

When the sun is shining everyone seems happier. I notice how people change from grumpy to happy. Of course, it helps that your body can finally get some vitamin D again. But the sun can really make people more happier…..until they find something to complain about.

  1. ANIMALS RETURN

Many animals either hide out during the Winter months or migrate South in search of warmer weather. When Spring arrives and temperatures become warmer, animals start to appear again!  Also, in Spring food becomes plentiful for animals and many give birth – this makes for a wonderful time to see your favourite baby animals! Baby birds, baby ducks, little lambs. I just love to watch little lambs playing in the sun, in the fields. Or going for a long walk and spot little baby ducks in the rivers, streams and ponds.

  1. BIRDS ARE SINGING

You can’t wake up angry when you hear the birds singing beautiful songs outside. Okay, the birds wake up pretty early but just stay in your bed and listen to them. And relax. Or listen to the birds at night when the sun is going down. They are very active around that time too. This is the best way to calm yourself down and enjoy the present moment.

  1. SUMMER CLOTHES

Winters can be cold, which means you have to wear a lot of layers to keep yourself warm. But in spring you can wear whatever you want.

  1. IT IS STILL LIGHT WHEN YOU COME HOME FROM WORK and SCHOOL

Okay, it depends on when you are working but for the majority of the people, it means that they come home while the sun is still shining. In winter you leave home for work in the dark and you come home when it’s dark again. But in spring (and summer) you can sit outside with a drink in the garden and get some vitamin D.

In Spring, days get longer and nights get shorter, providing us with more hours of daylight! This is due to a change in the earth’s horizon and alignment with the sun.

  1. HANGING OUT AT THE PARK

I enjoy taking the grandchildren to the park in spring. Just chilling and enjoying the beautiful weather. We can sit in the park for hours, watching grandchildren play and peoplewatch.

  1. FRESH AIR!

With more pleasant temperatures arriving in the Spring, you can turn off the heat and open the windows in your home and in the car to enjoy the fresh air!

  1. VITAMIN D

With more sunlight in the Spring, the sun’s ultraviolet B rays contact our skin and provide us with more Vitamin D! This important vitamin helps bone and teeth health.

  1. MOODS IMPROVE

After a cold Winter where many people find themselves indoors, sunlight is the best remedy! Studies have proven that exposure to sunlight can increase the amount of serotonin in the brain which can result in people being happier. Sunlight also causes the amount melatonin in our bodies to be lower during the day and increase at night to help us sleep better!

  1. PLANTS AND GRASSES TURN GREEN

In most areas of the country, the Winter season is full of snow, ice, and brown vegetation. As Spring comes around, grass and plants convert the increased amount of sunlight to energy. Their chlorophyll absorbs the red and blue light and reflects the green light back to us which displays the beautiful green colour.

  1. TREES!

After spending a long Winter season in dormancy, trees ‘wake up’ from their dormant state in the Spring and display vibrant blooms of pink, purple, red, white, orange, blue, and yellow!

  1. Spring is also a great time to plant new trees!
  2. Our children love spring too. They love it because it is the best time of the year to be a kid. You’re going to go argue and say summer is, aren’t you? Read this list, and you will reconsider the status of spring:
  3. a) April showers bring May flowers, but first come puddles. What Peppa Pig-loving child doesn’t absolutely love puddles?
  4. b) Mud season makes for the best mud pies. Period.
  5. c) Mum’s on a spring cleaning bender, and what is that, is she headed into the kids’ rooms? Quick, get outside, before she makes us help! Start the “I don’t have to clean my room this week” happy dance.
  6. d) Picnics are back, and along with that, picnic food. Hot dogs covered in dirt from being dropped in the back garden!
  7. e) It’s still light after school. Homework? What homework? I’m going outside to play!
  8. f) Duck walking in rainboots. ‘Nuff said.
  9. g) The winter left the back garden covered in sticks, and somewhere there’s a “sword” fight begging to break out.
  10. h) Football games are played late into the evening, until the children really do have to come in.
  11. i) Soft, muddy ground–the better for falling on during a back garden game.
  12. j) Hooray!!! The bike gets wheeled out of the shed again!
  13. k) It’s finally that time of year to get out to the park or stay out more in the back garden. Yes!
  14. l) Culverts full of running water and junk. Oh wait, is that the tennis ball I lost two summers ago?

What do you think: does spring totally kick summer’s chlorine- and sunscreen-scented butt? What were your favourite parts of spring when you were a kid?

 

TOP TEN OF THE DAY

Top 75 Songs About Spring and with Spring as their Theme

  1. Can’t Stop the Spring The Flaming Lips
  2. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most Better Midler
  3. The 59th Street Bridge Song Simon & Garfunkel
  4. I Can See Clearly Now Jimmy Cliff
  5. Waiting For the Sun The Doors
  6. There’ll Be Another Spring Frank Ifield
  7. It Might as Well Be Spring Frank Sinatra
  8. Spring Vacation The Beach Boys
  9. Where Did My Spring Go The Kinks
  10. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
  11. Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
  12. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Eddie Calvert
  13. April In Paris Count Basie
  14. Spring Day – Japanese ver. BTS
  15. The First Days Of Spring Noah and the Whale
  16. The Stars in Spring Epic45
  17. Come Next Spring, Tony Bennett
  18. It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring) Love Unlimited’s
  19. La Primavera (which literally translates to springtime) Sash!.
  20. April Skies The Jesus And Mary Chain              
  21. First Of May The Bee Gees      
  22. I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time                 Rosemary June   
  23. Seven Daffodils                 Cherokees            
  24. Daisies                 Katy Perry            
  25. First Day of Spring Chris Brown
  26. Fires of Spring Chris Rea
  27. I Dream of Spring d. Lang
  28. I Got The Spring Fever Blues Ella Fitzgerald
  29. I’ve Got Spring Fever Little Willie John
  30. Late Winter, Early Spring John Denver
  31. Paris In The Spring Ferrante & Teicher
  32. So Early Early In The Spring                                                           Judy Collins
  33. Some Other Spring Billie Holiday
  34. Southland In The Springtime Indigo Girls
  35. Spring Serendipity Singers
  36. Spring Tanya Tucker
  37. Spring Affair                                                                                       Donna Summer
  38. Spring Again                                                                                       Lou Rawls
  39. Spring Cleaning Fats Waller
  40. Spring Concerto Peter Nero
  41. Spring Fever Elvis Presley
  42. Spring Fever Loretta Lynn
  43. Spring Haze Tori Amos 
  44. Spring In Central Park Dave Brubeck Quartet
  45. Spring In Manhattan Tony Bennett
  46. Spring Is Here Buddy Clark
  47. Spring Is Here  Stan Getz
  48. Spring Is Here Carly Simon
  49. Spring Love The Cover Girls
  50. Spring Love (Come Back To Me)  Stevie B
  51. Spring Rain Pat Boone
  52. Spring Street Dar Williams
  53. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year Carly Simon
  54. Springtime New Christy Minstrels
  55. Springtime Blues Sonny Boy Williamson
  56. Springtime In The Rockies Slim Whitman
  57. Springtime In The Rockies Leadbelly
  58. Springtime In Vienna The Tragically Hip
  59. Springtime Polka The Polka-Dots
  60. Suddenly It’s Spring Frank Sinatra
  61. Thanks To Spring Beth Nielsen Chapman
  62. Their Hearts Were Full of Spring Four Preps
  63. Tulips From Amsterdam Ronnie Hilton
  64. Wait Til Spring Jim Lauderdale
  65. When It’s Springtime In Alaska (It’s Forty Below) Johnny Horton
  66. Younger Than Springtime Ray Conniff Orchestra
  67. Spring Is Here Nat King Cole
  68. Up With the Birds Coldplay
  69. April Come She Will Simon & Garfunkel
  70. Come In With the Rain Taylor Swift
  71. Beautiful Day U2
  72. When The White Lilacs Bloom Again Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra
  73. April Love Pat Boone
  74. April Fool Matt Monro
  75. Silver Springs – 2004 Remaster Fleetwood Mac

  

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” —Grandma Moses.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…the first day of Spring.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Why is the letter A like a flower? Because a “b” comes after it!

LOVE IS…

Love is…enjoying the first day of Spring together.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for the short cold days of Winter…A time for the longer warmer days of Spring!

 

 

 

 

©2022 Phil M Robinson