Ten Good Things on a Monday
Ten Good Things on a Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Nina and Argh. It's dedicated to every person's compulsive list-writing. Every Monday I'll make a list of ten things that will cheer us up and help us tide over the whole week.
This week, a real change has been occurring here in Victoria. Spring has arrived, and it's the inspiration for my 10 good things on this Monday... things I love about spring.
Beautiful pink and white blossoms are out in full force on the trees lining the streets in our neighbourhood. They look so soft and fluffy - edible almost!
It wouldn't be springtime without daffodils. Adding their vibrant yellow colour to sidewalks and front gardens - I love a good healthy bunch.
3. Longer days
It's still a little too dark for me in the mornings, but the longer evenings are just lovely. I'm just waiting for it to warm up a tad then I can sit out on the deck with an evening vino in hand, and of course a good book!
There's something about the turn of the season that has brought a lighter atmosphere to the city. Tourists have started arriving, people are sitting at outdoor tables of their favourite cafes, and I hear laughter everywhere. Admittedly, from people still wrapped in scarves & coats keeping warm, but they're outside!
5. A new wardrobe
It's away with the winter jackets, hats and gloves - hello springtime. And shoes, glorious shoes. How I love my winter boots, but now my high heels can come out to play!
6. Hot X Buns
I had some really yummy hot x buns yesterday with dried fruit and cherries in them. Lovely and light with that delicious glazed top. Could be the first of many I consume over the coming weeks I think.
7. Easter eggs
Even more so than daffodils, these are spring for me. In fact, tulips would be my spring flower of choice!
I'm no cook, I'm no gardener...but I am a lover of that wonderful herb known as mint. And spring is the season for it.
We're a season closer!