Irises poking through the earth in my little garden
Earthworms on the sidewalk after the rain
Maddie in her alligator boots wading through puddles
Little frog jumping across my path
Bike tires on pavement
Geese flying overhead
Pork chops on the barbecue
Daughters in capri pants
Hotdog vendors on the street corner
Car windows rolled down
Waking to the sound of thunder
Lawnchairs on the front lawn
Robins under the evergreen tree
Chorus of frogs at dusk
Aaahhh! Breathe deeply. It’s Spring!
Sometimes I dream of living in a place with warm weather 12 months of the year, but then I live through another spring, and I remember why I love to be here.