The Top Ten Signs of Spring

At the time I’m writing this post at Our Little House, it is cold and blustery and not at all like spring, I’m also unusually tired from the start of Daylight Savings.

So I thought I would have some fun with a post today and hopefully, give us all something to look forward to in The Top 10 Signs Spring is Near:

10. All of the stores have their Easter stuff out, who can’t think of spring when seeing yellow and pink plastic eggs everywhere?

9. Instead of cold and more cold, we are getting one warm day, warm enough to make us want to throw some water on the wood burning stove by 2 p.m., open the windows and walk around outside in flip flops (no matter the next day is once again 30 degrees with snow flurries).

8. Instead of ice, we’re getting rain in regular amounts, which is a good thing.

7. We’re all walking zombies thanks to Daylight Savings Time.

6. The garden centers at the local Big Box stores are all stocked. How do they keep those plants from frost at night!?

5. It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, the day of planting potatoes.

4. It’s still dark at 7 a.m., but light at 7 p.m.

3. The people of Wal-Mart are shopping in their tank tops and shorts, even though it is only warm 1-2 days of 7.

2. The dogs have ticks already.

 

  1. This is the #1 sign of spring here, the lilies are sprouting!

What are your sure signs spring is just around the corner?

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25 Responses

  1. HeatherL says:

    My favorite sign of spring is when I see a pair of tennis shoes tossed over telephone wires. With more and more of them going underground, that will soon be a pleasure of the past.

    • Kerri says:

      That must be a regional thing because the only time we see tennis shoes over a telephone wire is when someone is letting someone else know there is a drug house nearby. Seriously, that’s what that means in the Midwest.

  2. Donna Hull says:

    It’s been off and on snowy/rainy/snow in my part of Montana. Yet, I see people (especially guys) wearing shorts. And there’s a bird outside my bedroom window that is determined to tweet spring’s arrival.

    • Kerri says:

      We see people here wearing shorts all winter long. I don’t know how they do it without freezing. Bird songs in the spring can be nice, unless they’re determined to wake you up at dawn!

  3. Alisa Bowman says:

    I can sometimes feel the sun on my face. More important, these last two snows felt like a nice treat because I knew they would be gone soon.

  4. Sheryl says:

    I feel like spring will never get here. It begins in two days, and it’s snowing big time out there!

  5. I walked into Home Depot tonight and it was wall to wall garden supplies. Made me so happy. I’m ready for spring!

  6. Thumbs down on the ticks. We still have snow on the ground, and more snow (seems like always) coming. I did start to think about my veggie garden, though.

    • Kerri says:

      We had snow last night, so I let the dogs out to play this morning. We had been worried about the reappearance of snakes, but I don’t think they will be out in the snow.

  7. Alexandra says:

    That last one made me sad, because yes it is time to worry about ticks in the garden.

  8. I always look for the bulbs to pop up and for buds on the trees. The longer days and just the feeling that the sunshine is a bit warmer helps too!

  9. Carol says:

    Of course, Christmas stuff in stores in August kinda throws it off LOL

  10. Carol says:

    Living in So. California, we don’t have the extremes of weather to remind us of the seasons. But I like your comment about the Easter stuff in the stores. Maybe we have retail seasons here since the weather doesn’t really let us know 🙂

  11. Maryann Spence says:

    Golden plum tree’s blossom buds are swelling, the wild bleeding hearts are coming up, and day lilies are about 5 inches tall alread.
    Still having frosty AMs, so a fire in the wood stove feels sooo good! New growth on the wintered-over Kale, too – yum!

    • Kerri says:

      Oh, I know, Maryann! I bought locally grown organic Brussels sprouts and asparagus at the local health store the other day! YAY!

  12. Mary says:

    A sure sign of spring – the buzzards have returned and are sailing on the wind.