This last week the weather took a noticable turn toward spring. The temps reached near 80 degrees and people began to wake up and notice the outdoors. It seems as though everyone is coming down with that symptom that most enjoy, “spring fever”. One can not help but to walk outside and smile. The days look brighter and the feeling of renewal enters the psyche.
Driving around our popular recreational areas one will notice that the parking areas are filling up. People are coming out of hibernation and breathing deeply the fresh air of spring. People seem happier, easier to say hello to and a stranger on a trail can become a passing friend as talk of the nice weather brings them together.
These times maybe the best of the year. Unlike the holiday seasons there is no sense of obligation. You can go to someones home just to sit outside and watch the food cook on a freshly christened grill. Good times!
Soon though, the weather will start to turn towards summer. Thunderstorms and humidity will start to drag us back indoors, towards contraptions we tried to escape in winter. TV, video games and our other distractions will begin to take hold again. Remember though these spring days and continue to challenge yourself to explore our Shawnee Hills and think again on the feelings of the Newness of Spring.