A Moment to Make you Smile

April 28, 2009

A few days ago I was reading Hip Mountain Mama’s blog post on the things that she is looking forward to with the warmer weather. Since then, I have thought a lot about what makes these transitional times from season to season so special for many of us, and I think that it really comes down to anticipation. The anticipation of what an entire season has to offer. Here in Colorado, Spring may be one of the most life affirming times in nature. We don’t necessarily experience crazy winters, but we do have a long winter season that normally begins in November, and does not end until mid to late April. As the light begins to shift, and the days get a bit longer, we allow ourselves to dance with the idea of warm weather, outdoor knitting, and picnics by the river. The anticipation begins to build about what is ahead, and while we are only shown glimpses of those moments, we know, we believe with every part of ourselves, that what we are longing for is almost within reach.

As I sit at my desk writing this, I am looking out on a grey morning. This is the moment to dream about what is ahead.

My children and I picnicking on the Poudre River

Spending many evenings outdoors listening to music

Exploring bugs

Sun hats and the constant application of lotion

Watching my 3 year old swim (he learned in March)

The lazy afternoon heat that sends us indoors to nap and read together

Hand embroidery under a tree

Knitting on my patio with friends who bring so much happiness to my life

Fresh fruit and vegetables that we have grown in our garden

Late night evenings, out on the patio, margarita in hand

A good book and rushing water at my feet

The Farmers Market

There are so many promises that the season holds, and I am looking forward to everyone of them. Perhaps the most important of these though, is time. The time that it takes to let go of the craziness that our lives can become, and simply be and enjoy all of the moments that bring us pure, sweet bliss.

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Tammy April 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Beautiful inspiration. It was in the 90's where we are yesterday.

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Julia April 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Lovely to think of all the wonderful things to do as the weather gets warmer

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Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 6:32 pm

I am so excited for Thursday night music to come back, and Tuesdays at Oak street. Yay!!! for warm weather

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