Oh how I love Spring and I think maybe it is getting closer to us here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. We had snow last week, with the Daffodils and Crocus poking their little heads out of the ground, but in Oregon the weather never lacks in surprising us. It is very unpredictable up until summer. I remember spending many a 4th of July with it raining. But as a Native Oregonian and growing up in Astoria on the Oregon Coast, you get used to it.
Waking up to the sun peaking its head out of the clouds, giving the neighborhood a nice glow, really gets one re-energized and makes me smile. There is just something about the sunshine that makes you want to get outdoors and start all of those projects that you have thought about since Fall. My goal has always been to do one major yard project each year, but for the last few years other life obstacles have taken priority and projects put on hold.
When my friend over at Luv and Light posted at the end of last year about crossing over the bridge and leaving all the old baggage behind and starting anew, that is when I knew that 2012 would be a good year. Oh how I thank Daisy for sharing that with us. It has given me some long-lost energy and life renewal. Life changes and challenges have a never looked better than when that Sunshine greeted me the other morning.
So as the seasons change once again, I am dusting off those ideas, dreams and projects. Looking forward and enjoying this Spring to come, with some old and new friends. Sharing my new-found creativeness and continuing to thank God for everything that he has given me.
~Oregon Smiles …. with Franny, On The Road Less Traveled