Thursday, May 3, 2012

best kind of evening

We had another lazy outdoors kind of evening at Chez Green Girl.  No practice, game or karate could lure us away from the bliss of an 80 degree day.  Birds chirped.  Bees buzzed industriously among the crabapple blossoms.  Aluminum bats pinged against baseballs, echoing across the field.  A motorcycle roared past.  Children shouted and laughed while they played basketball.  The sump pump gurgled and spat out water that trickled across the lawn.  The porch swing creaked gently beneath me while I inhaled the sweet scent of lilacs and apple blossoms infused with the bright top notes of freshly cut grass.  Hours later, while I lay in bed, thunder crashed across the night sky and I listened to raindrops pound against our roof.

I've got mosquito bites on my ankles, dirt beneath my fingernails and a peaceful smile on my face.  My favorite season is in full swing.

Spill it, reader.  What's springtime sound like in your neck of the woods?

18 comments:

  1. I was so busy yesterday, I didn't even realize the weather had changed from that rainy start to the day. When I looked up, it was sunny and warm. I wonder if it happens again today. Would be nice.

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  2. Birds. Lots of birds chirping and tweeting in the morning.

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  3. Springtime in the Netherlands has been mostly about cold and wind and rain. It's not been much of a joy yet. Yes, the birds do twitter. That's some relief.

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  4. Spring here sounds like summer in most places. The windows and slider doors are wide open. We chat about how warm the water is at the beach. The locusts are buzzing in the trees. The maintenance crew is cutting loose limbs off the trees in preparation for Hurricane Season.

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  5. I was just telling Paul last night (after having just lunged one of my horses) that this is absolutely my favorite time of year. No doubt about it.

    You asked about our apple tree - no, we don't normally spray it. However, this year when the caterpillar nests returned we sprayed two of the nests. Hate that we had to do it though.

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  6. Last night was the first night I went to sleep to the sound of three frogs calling to each other across the yard. It is so wonderful to drift to sleep to those night-time sounds.

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  7. Springtime here in the Pacific Northwest is wet, drizzly and drippy. I'm holding out for some sun so I can garden.

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  8. Lawnmowers!!! Love that sound!
    The ladies loved visiting last night!

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  9. Gardening! Hearing my family announce, with complete honesty, say, "Mom's playing in the dirt again!"

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  10. It sounds lovely. Our weather sucks. May Gray in full force.

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  11. I have been too entrenched in the throes of potty training to enjoy warm, sunny weather. The rain and storms, on the other hand, have been much appreciated and enjoyed.

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  12. I'm hearing lots of birds right now. Spring in my little corner of Virginia is relatively silent, compared to summer when the crickets begin their ceaseless chirping.

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  13. The weather was super weird around here yesterday. It was warm and around 72 all day, but one minute it was sunny and then the next minute the sky was pitch black and storming. It went on like that all day. BUT, at dinner time we had a visit from SIX BlueJays. I haven't seen a BlueJay around here in a long time and all of a sudden SIX right outside of our window as we were eating dinner. It was AWESOME. :)
    Glad you had another wonderful evening!

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  14. Your springtime sounds wonderful, Green Girl. This makes me smile.

    At the moment, my springtime sounds like my neighbor's party-- very loud party. It sounds like the kids are having a blast!.

    Enjoy, xo jj

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  15. It has sounded mostly like thunder and torrential rain. But today, it sounds like robins chirping and cardinals singing "purdy purdy". I like any bird that thinks I'm purdy. :)

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  16. Well this morning we woke up to 3 inches of snow...LOL

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  17. Oh baby, the tractors are rollin' full speed ahead gettin' the soybean crop in. The yard is filled with the sweet scents of peonies, roses and iris. Birds are serenadin' with their melodies and the peepers fill the night air sparkled by the fireflies. I'm baskin' in it all!!!

    God bless ya and have a magnificent week sweetie!!! :o)

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  18. Wonderful! Spring was always my favorite season in Minnesota... from the time the green started to come out on the trees and the crocuses poked through the snow to the day when all of the sudden it is summer, I loved all of it! Spring in San Diego is mostly cloudy mornings and sunny afternoons. And since clouds don't bring fun things like thunderstorms here generally, they aren't that fun. ;-)

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Spill it, reader.