Photos taken by Carina Savva

Summer, winter, and fall may have their fans, but there’s something about Spring that makes me love it so much. It’s a change of attitude. A change of life. This is the time of year we feel more positive, energised and hopeful.

The coming of spring means so much more than just “April Showers bring May Flowers. It means that once again I can breathe in life, and look outside and see that life gives me life especially this year.

Spring fever usually sets in well before the warmer temperatures and green grasses return, making this the perfect time to take in soothing scents like lilacs, blossoms, hyacinth and daffodils. The smell of fresh, cool air wafting into an open window or the scent of laundry that’s been hung out to dry in the sun are some of the greatest moments of spring. And, of course, the pleasant smell of freshly cut grass after that first mowing of the year is a reminder of all the summer fun just around the corner.

Spring to me means…

Wearing our March bracelets and counting the lead up to Easter

Bringing home branches from the Almond tree now that it is in full bloom

Chasing butterflies

Adorning vases with tulips

Being able to go outside and not feel so dead

That summer is even closer than before

That I can walk on the ground in my bare feet and not shiver

Planting seeds and other plants outside

That I can leave my house without my coat

Being able to read outside with the natural light and warmth

Putting down my electronics because I want to be outside

Going on comfortable runs outside because this is the best time of year to do so

Going to the beach and being able to catch the rays of the sun after my dip

Being able to sit outside at night with my family and just talk

And finally, having myself back.

Spring simply adds new life and new beauty to all that is.

Maria x