Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Fever

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
~Mark Twain

Spring fever, for me, is an uncontrollable urge to get outdoors and dig in the dirt. When my friends tell me of their concerns with spring cleaning - washing windows, scrubbing walls, and cleaning out closets - I can think only of cleaning out flower beds, moving plants, pruning trees, and mulching. The need to breathe the fresh air and enjoy the changes taking place is very strong within me.

Last evening, just before the sun was setting, I walked up on the hill behind my house to see what was new and in less than five minutes I took these photos.

"Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment."
~Ellis Peters

"In the spring, at the end of the day you should smell like dirt." ~Margaret Atwood


  1. oh, spring fever, i know it well! i come down with it every year!!! beautiful pictures, mom!

  2. Suz, every time I read one of your thoughtful and evocative posts accompanied by your lovely photos, I feel as if I'm right there with you. This time you've transported me into springtime, which is still a long way off for us up here. Thank you for filling my lungs with fresh air, my hands with rich Tennessee soil, and my heart with the promise of spring!

  3. Love the smell of dirt in the Spring! Great photos!

  4. What a beautiful post, Suzula! I love that you're out amongst the plants and digging in the dirt after the long hibernation on Winter! I rejoice with you in the sights and scents of Spring as I head into the gold and red and coolness of Fall. Lovely photos too. Feels like I'm there too, sharing :) Hugz. xxx