Once in the midst of a seemingly endless winter, I discovered within myself an invincible spring.” –Albert Camus
Any Indian will attest to the fact that we have three seasons in India: Hot, Hotter and Hottest. So now that I live in Australia, I always welcome the changing of the seasons with delight.
You know Spring has sprung here in Sydney when it’s a summery and sunny one day, wet and wintry the next, gusty-blustery on the third, and everything-rolled-into-one after that!
Now, I definitely do not have a green thumb, so the kids and I did a little dance when we discovered that the bulbs we’d planted in autumn have started to bloom. The buttery daffodils are “tossing their heads in sprightly dance” (thanks, Wordsworth!) and the hyacinths and freesias are infusing our backyard with their delicate perfume. No sign of the tulips – yet!
For me, Spring is all about growth and renewal – both, in nature and in my personal life. The world around us is reawakened, refreshed and renewed with a dash of colour. And so too should we!
In celebration of my favourite season, today’s Wednesday’s word is a bit different. I’ve listed down a few words and phrases associated with Spring.
Feel free to add your own “spring-related” words in the comments below.
* Walk with a spring in your step
# Umbrellas and Spring showers
* Rainbows and fairy dust
# Spring chicken
* Le printemps (that’s French for Spring)
# Spring cleaning
* Bulbs like hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, ranunculus, freesias
# Seedlings sprouting
* Gardening gloves and veggie patches
# Spring break
* Spring roll(!)
* Bounce (think of the other spring!)
# Renewal and re-growth
* Hope springs eternal…
So tell me, which is your favourite season and why? What’s the best part about Spring?