Spring is that season that is all the more exhilarating when set in contrast to a cold winter. This is the first winter that I actually fully owned up to the fact that I live in the Midwest and it is cold cold cold! The reality that I have been faking it my entire life, and acting as if I live in a climate where hats and mittens are just a cute accessory, is clear. This was my year to fully embrace long underwear, gloves paired with mittens and those little warmer packets, snow pants, layers upon layers and of course monstrous boots that keep my feet warm but make it hard to walk ....you get the idea!
As spring approaches the joy of peeling layers off makes me giddy. Better yet is watching the horses bask in the sunshine with the same sense of relief. Their faces relaxed with the knowledge that summer will bring lazy days of grazing . As if that isn't enough..... there's the croaking of the toads, turquoise eggs in perfect little twig nests, asparagus shoots popping out of the ground, and flowers everywhere. Mother nature at her very best breathing life into everything she touches. And yes, us Mid-westerners have this beautiful contrast that makes the awe of spring all the better. Breathtaking contrast!
Rip off your layers and stop on by to enjoy all that
has to offer.