Monday, March 22, 2010

Creativity Tips: It's Melting!

As I write this, the 7 inches of snow that arrived on the first day of spring are melting like the Wicked Witch of the West. Those of you who have tolerated my continual winter whining will be surprised to hear this, but I'm sorry to see the snow go.

Why did I like this snowfall? Because I've seen the spring. We had several days in the 60s. I walked for miles around my neighborhood without being chilled to the bone. Flowers started popping up, little yellow daffodils welcomed me home.

My attitude toward this last blast of winter was also tempered by the fact that I'm rested. In the rush of our lives, it's easy to forget how big a difference that makes. I took last week off to enjoy spring break with the girls -- and it was wonderful. Now, I'm as close as I get to perky, so watch out. We could have inspirational messages flying this week. (Or not. I may be too mellow to nag.)

Either way, we'll start by putting you to work. Tell me: What's your favorite thing about spring? I love the green -- which brings us back to the Wicked Witch. But I'm not talking about green faces. I'm talking green grass, green shoots on the flowers, green leaves on the trees. The color says, "You made it!" The color makes me happy.

Your turn!

P.S. Have I ever told you that I saw Margaret Hamilton in "The Wizard of Oz" at Starlight Theatre when I was a kid? So much fun to watch the real witch melt on stage ... very, very cool.


Leslie said...

I love walking around my yard or driving around town and discovering all the blooms as they appear. It's like getting a fun little surprise when you come across some new plant starting to emerge or bloom!

Brenda said...

The wonderful birds that have returned to the bird feeders in my backyard. Some have been there all winter-but the variety and color are changing daily-even with our 9 inches of snow in Parker Texas on Saturday we had a regular party going on out there. They know spring is coming!


Mike Brown said...

My favorite thing about spring is that the hours of daylight are getting longer throughout the season!

Amber said...

I love the renewed sense of happiness most people seem to have in Spring. And taking a nap with the windows open!

Amber said...

I love the renewed sense of happiness most people seem to have in Spring. And taking a nap with the windows open!

veredlh said...

I love The Song of Songs: myrrh, frankincense, "the fever of love" and quotes I'm afraid to take out of context because they could be used against me in a court of modesty. Talk about creativity: head to toe and toe to head wasfs... it's good stuff.