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Since moving to the Northern Hemisphere I appreciate spring so much more. Yesterday I walked around with only a thin sweater on, as opposed to the layers of coat, scarf, etc. that I've got used to, it was wonderful to feel sunshine and light breezes tickle the skin. I also like getting out in the garden again and seeing green shoots appearing on plants that I'd given up for dead. Reminds me that just because the branches are bare doesn't mean everything is lost! It's wonderful to see the cycle of renewal and growth.

Natures, zoos, and drives ... now THAT's what I'm talking about. That's when I feel Spring is in the air.

Hi Dani,
Your tips are nice. But its sad we don't have any season changing here. It must be really nice to see snow melts away and spring arrives. I'd love to take a long walk when spring arrives, sinking in the beauty of nature.

Oh, my favorite is #3 - look for signs of spring. Every day I wander around my yard, looking for tiny buds of green appearing. I celebrate each new tulip bud I see emerging from the ground!

it's still snowing here in Ontario.. but can't wait to do some of the things you suggested!!!

Great tips--particularly those having to do with enjoying nature! Spring is my favorite season, and my birthday is just a few days after the start of spring, so it gives me an opportunity to celebrate spring even more! The weather has just turned cold for us, but last week was mild and spring-like, so I've enjoyed wearing summery dresses and ballet flats. I LOVE flip-flops, so I definitely will have to break them out when it warms up again! I think walking a dog really helps you to appreciate the changes in the weather--I've been keeping my eyes out for early-blooming flowers on walks.

The biggest way I'm celebrating spring is going away to an inn in a state park this weekend (as a birthday celebration with my boyfriend) If the weather is nice, I'm planning on enjoying some hiking, and I really like the idea of planning a picnic!

Green Ink - It's funny how you get used to wearing all of the layers and how it feels so freeing to wear only a sweater. For the first time in so long I'm not wearing stockings to work and I love it! :) It really is wonderful to see all of the regrowth happening in the spring. There is something infinitely hopeful about this season.

J.D. - I couldn't agree more! There are some things that are just wonderfully suited for the springtime.

Vikum - I'm sorry you don't have the changing of seasons where you are. As much as I dislike the winter weather, it IS nice to see the spring budding this time of year. Perhaps someday you will live in a place where you can see the spring arrive!

Eva - I've been looking around for signs of spring everywhere lately and it's pretty amazing how many there are. It seems like it's all happening very quickly and it's beautiful to watch!

Tumbum - Oh, man -- snow! Hopefully spring will come your way soon and you'll have a chance to enjoy the weather.

Michelle - I'm glad you liked the tips! :) How wonderful that you have a birthday in spring -- it seems so fitting at a time when everything's being born again. Have a wonderful trip to the state park. I hope you have great weather for it!

#3 is definitely my favourite and I celebrated spring this weekend by buying some new colourful annuals and planting them in pots that I can see from my window. There's nothing like watching new flowers grow and flourish to help you get in a "springy" mood! :)

Hi Dani, I liked your tips here. I have to admit to loving going for a drive either with my family or with an ipod, a favourite lecture and the open road.

There are so many ways to enjoy spring. My favorite is to simply be outside and absorb the warmth of the sun. Saturday we went for a long ride and just took in the opening of new Spring and all that it promises to give.

Eran - It sounds like you had a great time celebrating spring. New flowers are one of the best ways to get into the season!

Steven - Thank you! It's really great to be on an open road in spring, isn't it? It's one of my favorite things to do!

Mark - Yes, I agree; there are many, many ways to enjoy spring but one of the best is to just be outside. It doesn't even matter what you're doing as long as you're soaking in the sun and observing all of the wonderful spring-like changes around you.

I am outside more. I've been working on the boat some, getting ready for next weekend's trip. I am hauling my camera with me and the tripod to photograph buds and leaves. It is a nice time of year here.

Syd - Sounds like you're taking advantage of the weather. I hope to see some of the pictures you take on your site!

#1, 11, and 13. Absolutely!

Josh - Thanks for the comment. Glad you liked those! :)

Hi Dani,

I also really enjoy spring and summer. There is just something about the feeling of rebirth that you get around this time of year. The world just seems to open up its arms when the weather is warmer and more sunny.

Around this time of year, I start running outside along the lake at a local park. From around the middle of March to late October/early November, I often run there instead of doing cardio at the gym. I love it!

Greg - There's definitely something wonderful about the spring and summer months, especially if you like to work out outside. Running outside is much better than the treadmill!

If it weren't snowing here today - perhaps I could partake in some of the activities listed above... I'm slightly miffed at Mother Nature in case you hadn't noticed. ;)

At least I have something to look forward to.

Shannon - What a bummer! It's still a little cold where I am, but I don't think we're going to get any more snow. Hope spring comes to you soon!

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