Now that we’ve finally escaped the clutches of winter, it’s time to celebrate and savor springtime! Put away your wool coat and get ready for colorful tulips, open windows, fresh breezes, refreshing rain, and lots and lots of sunshine. Whether spring is your favorite season of the year or not, I think we can all agree that there’s something special about it. After a period of dark days and cold temperatures, spring is the light at the end of the tunnel. So without further ado, let’s discuss some of the best things about spring.
The Best Things About Spring
Here Comes the Sun
In winter, most of us wake up to darkness and eat dinner after the sun’s already set. The days feel shorter simply because there’s so little sunlight. So when spring arrives, heralding in longer days and more sunny days, it’s time to soak up some vitamin D. Plus, you know that even more sunshine is on the way, as summer’s around the corner.
(Usually) Comfortable Temperatures
In many parts of the country, spring is a lovely time to be outside because the temperatures are moderate and comfortable, typically sitting in the 60s and 70s. According to YouGov, the ideal average temperature for Americans is 72 degrees Fahrenheit – a very achievable springtime temp. Depending on the day, you can go outside with only a light jacket – or maybe even leave your jacket at home. Plus, you can finally eat al fresco again.
Open Windows & Fresh Breezes
Since the temperature is more comfortable, it’s common to open your home’s windows in springtime. This a great way to ventilate your home, usher out stale smells, and refresh your space.
Flowers finally begin to bloom again in springtime, so this is a great time to visit your favorite parks and gardens, purchase a plant of your own, or give flowers to friends and family. Springtime favorites include tulips, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, and pansies. And of course, we can’t forget about cherry blossoms, which bloom briefly but beautifully.
Perhaps some would consider this a downside of spring, but think about all the wonderful aspects of rain: the calming sound of raindrops, little kids wearing rainboots and jumping in puddles, having an excuse to stay inside with a good book, etc. Plus, you know that those April showers will help the trees bud and the grass grow greener.
Winter is a bit bleak when it comes to fresh produce, but many vegetables and some fruits are harvested in spring. This makes it easier to find in-season, delicious, affordable produce. Some of our favorite spring veggies are asparagus, peas, artichokes, and carrots. When it comes to fruit, you can’t beat fresh strawberries in springtime.
Even if you don’t enjoy cleaning, you may find a certain joy in “spring cleaning” because of the attitude surrounding it. After a long winter, it’s time to air out your house, clear away the dust bunnies, get rid of clutter, and ensures that everything smells fresh and clean. For those that struggle to find the motivation to clean, spring cleaning can be a helpful source of inspiration.
Revitalization, Regrowth, and Rebirth
So many of the best things about spring come down to the fact that it’s a season of regrowth. In addition to the blossoming flowers and budding trees, more animals and insects are out and about in winter. Many birds migrate north again, squirrels come out of their dens in search of food, and butterflies and bees flock to the flowers. Since many animals reproduce in spring, you’re also more likely to spot baby bunnies, chipmunks, and ducklings. Furthermore, this attitude of revitalization and regrowth carries over to the human population as well. Many people feel inspired and energized in spring and spend more time pursuing creative hobbies, exercising, and socializing.
What are your favorite things about springtime? The bouquets of tulips at the grocery store? Children dressed up in pastel outfits for Easter? Planting flowers in your garden? Whichever things you like best, savor them now that spring has finally arrived!
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