I know, I know . . . another post about winter being over. But seriously: this one was one for the record books, and I’m just so thrilled it’s over. As temperatures reached (and have stayed) above the 60-degree mark since Monday, I’m prepared to declare the cold vanquished and prepare for some sunshine, sandals and ice cream.
(By the way, these photos are totally of my mother-in-law’s stunning lilac from last year . . . but let’s pretend, shall we? The buds of trees are only just starting to open now, and I have absolutely zero photogenic shots to share.)
In less than two weeks, Spence and I will be taking our first non-honeymoon trip as Mr. and Mrs. — up to spend time with his parents in Western New York! And to pop up to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a few days of walking, talking, eating, hanging and photographing. I am so excited to be spending time with them, and so happy to be on the move. As the cold held us all captive in our own homes, I’ve felt caged and listless and suffocated by winter.
I also just bought a really cute, barely-used suitcase in an all-over London-themed print from a coworker for $30, so. Bargain and a new bag . . . win/win.
Nothing renews the spirit like travel. Even with the impending home purchase and floating $$$$ signs following us everywhere we go, we’re going to get away twice before summer — and I’m so ready to get out of dodge. Maryland, I love ya, but I need a change of scenery.
In a big way.
Have you noticed the lack of Wordless Wednesday posts around here? It’s pitiful, I know. I feel guilty every time we reach midweek, desperately wishing I had something — anything! — to share. I like consistency, organization, routines. And WW has absolutely been a routine through the years. But if I’m being honest, I just haven’t been out doing anything worth photographing. I have nothing new. I haven’t been creative enough in our tiny apartment to branch out, and Spence and I have basically just been hibernating and signing paperwork.
Paperwork is kind of our thing.
On the home front, there’s not much to report as yet. Our closing date got pushed back, which is not a bad thing; it gives me more time to emotionally prepare, for one! And . . . well, I’ll need that. I think we’re both alternating between wanting to just move and get it over with and wanting to soak up the vibes in our first shared place together as long as we can. I love being in the center of town, so I’m hoping we’ll be able to go on a few evening walks before we go.
But with the first bursts of sunshine, the first warm breaths of spring, I feel so revitalized and ready for a new challenge. I’m still scared, still worried, but I know this is a good thing. A grown-up thing. A family thing.
And I’ll find plenty to photograph very soon.
10 thoughts on “Lilac and spring daydreams”
There are some signs of spring in Pennsylvania too. No full-blown lilacs, but some bulbs are starting to pop up!
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Yay for getaways! I am in a total funk right now. Not because of the weather…it is actually gorgeous down here. I just need to get away. Spring break for us is tied to Easter, and it is so late this year. We are headed to Savannah and Sea Island. Hope you come back refreshed to warm weather and blooms!
My seedlings are starting to sprout in the greenhouse, which is always lovely to start seeing bits of fresh green 🙂
Beautiful images! I feel as though I keep writing about the weather as well but it’s so hard to disregard when it has such a pivotal affect on your mental and physical well-being!
We’re very much enjoying the improved weather around here. Greyson has been itching to play outside in the evenings after dinner, and we’re enjoying planting our garden. More walks! More ice cream!
Hooray for spring! Love the lilac pictures. Why don’t mine ever look like that? I truly think they are dead after the winter we had. Hope you enjoy your trip!
Reblogged this on rjacksonb and commented:
I am officially adding my name to the many, many people who are anxious for winter to be over! I love reading good books in a quiet morning campground or on my front porch swing. I even bundle up and read in the sunshine outside in early spring. Just get here, already!!!
Reblogged this on LeonnaDenisa and commented:
Lilacs are so beautiful, I can’t wait to see them blooming this year, and SMELL them! I too, am looking for the ‘next’ place to live with my love. It really is a grown up thing, scary! But spring blooming will get everyone through the emotions 🙂
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