"Maybe it's time to put up the hammock," he mused as we finished off a quiet lunch on the back porch recently. The sun was shining softly, a few gentle winds blew by, and the birds were having a field day at the feeders. And I know that our much-loved hammock's his favorite place to land after an afternoon of yard work or a fast-paced two mile walk.
That's a sure sign of spring around here. The man has undraped the netting that protected the holly and rhododendron from becoming some lonely deer's main course during the winter months. He's spruced up the wood pile and discarded all the sticks and debris that collected on the lawn during the windy days. The snow blower's now under wraps, and the lawn tractor's ready to roll.
And I've even done a bit of gardening.
The flip flops have emerged from hiding ... and the windows are open wide ... and and we've visited DQ more than once ... and I have fewer excuses why I'm not out walking each day ... and a few plants have made their way outdoors ... and we're eating supper and playing Scrabble outside on our beloved porch.
And it looks like we're not the only ones welcoming spring with open arms. You KNOW that it's long past time to climb out of the rut that often comes with winter. So I invite you to check out these 15 Ways to Have the Best Spring Yet!
I'm resonating with:
#6 Get out and go local
#9 Walk in the woods
#10 Plan a surprise picnic
#14 Throw a potluck brunch
And, naturally, #16. 'Cause in the end, it's all about the hammock.