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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

Updated on June 3, 2017
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Bright Yellow Forsythia Bushes Announce the Arrival of Spring
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Spring Has Sprung. Time to Have Some Fun!

How are you planning to celebrate springtime this year? Here are our top 10 ways to celebrate the first day of spring. You'll find ideas for big kids of all ages, little kids, and families. In fact, we think there's something here for everyone.

The first day of spring 2017 is Monday, March 20th, but it's never too early and never too late to plan your celebration - or get an early start! There are plenty of ideas on this page for fun things (educational, too) to celebrate the season for weeks to come.

Enjoy!

1. Listen to Classical Music that Celebrates Spring

Our first way to celebrate spring is with music. Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" is one of the most popular and most recognized pieces of classical music in the world. We're sure you've heard it. Click on the video to play it now as great background music as you read the rest of this page.

2. Balance an Egg

Is it true that it's easy to balance an egg on end on the date of the vernal equinox? I'll tell you our family's experience and then I'll give you links to some more scientific information and let you decide for yourself.

The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox, the day the sun shines directly over the equator. It is said that one can balance an egg on its end on the date of the equinox (also on the first day of fall, the autumnal equinox) but is that story really true?

We did it.

Yes, when my children were young and we were homeschooling, we just had to take up the challenge. I'm not sure if we had just the right egg or if we were just lucky, but we actually balanced an egg on its end on the day of the equinox. Now, I have to admit that I've never tried to balance an egg on any other day of the year; if I tried and succeeded, my scientific bubble would be burst. I prefer to keep our success as a "family story," a great experience with mom and kids.

About.com has an article called Can You Balance Eggs on End During the Spring Equinox?. The article is in their "Urban Legends" topic. Imagine that! One site called Bad Astronomy has an entire page devoted to egg standing. It's a fun page to read.

Balancing an Egg on Your Nose: Not Exactly What We Had in Mind!
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POLL: Have you ever balanced an egg on end? On the vernal equinox?

If not, are you going to try it?? (On a table, not on your nose!)

Have you ever tried to balance an egg on end?

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3. Pick Spring Wildflowers and Use Them in a Craft Project

This video below demonstrates a very simple craft, making pretty bookmarks using pressed flowers. Where I live, the spring wildflowers are starting to bloom. If they're blooming where you live, take a walk, gather some pretty flowers, and use the packing tape method shown in the video or press your flowers between two sheets of wax paper in a book for a while, then make bookmarks to give as gifts. TIP: Mother's Day comes not very long after the first day of spring and mom or grandma would love a pretty, flowery bookmark.

Make your wildflower walk a learning experience. (Shh! Don't tell the kids!) Take along a wildflower field guide book as a reference, as well as some blank paper or a sketch pad. Use crayons or colored pencils to draw the flowers you see and make your own wildflowers field guide. Great for a family project or for homeschoolers!


4. Take a Spring Equinox Walk

The equinox is the day when the sun crosses directly over Earth's equator and day and night are equal length.

You probably learned in elementary school that the tilt of the earth, combined with the rotation of the earth around the sun, causes the changing of the seasons. Certainly you've noticed that the length of shadows change as the sun seems to ride higher in the sky during the spring and summer months. The day when the sun crosses directly over the equator is the day of the equinox. This happens twice of the year, the first day of spring (the vernal equinox) and the first day of Fall (the autumnal equinox).

Even ancient peoples tracked the date by measuring shadows and some American Indian mounds are said to be laid out based on those astronomical sigs. If you happen to live in the vicinity of eastern Oklahoma, consider participating in the guided Vernal Equinox Walk at Spiro Mounds State Park near Spiro, Oklahoma. Spiro Mounds is Oklahoma's only prehistoric Native American archaeological site open to the public and a very interesting place to visit. Each first day of spring and fall, park archaeologist Dennis Peterson leads the equinox walk and provides an explanation of why some mounds line up to solstice and equinox sunsets.

If you're nowhere near Oklahoma, check with your local planetarium or astronomical association to see what type of vernal equinox presentation they might be planning. How the seasons fit into astronomy is an interesting topic and actually not very difficult to understand. Include your kids as you study more about it. Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year is a great book to have on hand, one I used with my budding astronomer and archaeologist children.

Let the First Day of Spring Bring Out Your Inner Child

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5. Splash in a Puddle

When's the last time you've jumped up and down in a puddle?

This may be one of the most fun ways to celebrate spring. If it happens to be raining on the first day of spring, pull on a pair of boots and go splash in a puddle!

What do you have to lose? Wear something washable, put your prim and proper training on the back burner, find a nice, big puddle, go wading and have some fun! There's just something about splashing that frees the spirit, don't you think?

Never tried it? What are you waiting for? You'll feel better afterwards, I promise.

6. Go Mad With March Madness

The first round of the NCAA basketball tournament that everyone calls "March Madness" begins just before the first day of spring, so choose your favorite team and watch a game in between your springtime celebrations.

We're talking March Madness here, folks. Basketball is serious business during early spring and watching the games with our friends and family is a great tradition.

For a little taste of what to expect, watch this March Madness video featuring some of the shining moments of last spring's 2016 NCAA tournament.

7. Make Spring Rolls

Celebrate spring by spending some springtime in the kitchen trying this great new recipe.

In this video, the adorable mother-daughter team of Dim and Cathy Geefay show us, step by step, how to make Thai Spring Rolls, a fabulous, crunchy appetizer.

Springtime is a great time to try something new. Perhaps you've tasted spring rolls but never tried to make them yourself, or perhaps you've never had spring rolls. This is an easy-to-follow recipe, well presented, for something that the entire family can enjoy together. Have fun!

(You'll find more spring rolls recipes below the video.)

Recipes for Spring Rolls

Every celebration should include food, so why not "spring" for some homemade spring rolls!

8. Draw Spring

What does spring look like? Well, it depends on where you live in the world, but some of the things I think of in the part of the world where I live, when I think of spring, are flowers and birds. So why not draw some of each to celebrate the first day of spring?

For younger children (though this is fun for all ages) gather plain paper and markers then follow along with the sweet instructions on the first video below to learn to draw three spring flowers.

When we think of birds in the springtime, most often the robin comes to mind. For older children, gather plain paper, a Sharpie, and colored pencils then follow along with the second video to learn to draw a realistic picture of an American robin bird. It's easy!

Congratulations! You just drew spring!

Birds & Blooms Magazine
Birds & Blooms Magazine

9. Spring Cleaning is For The Birds

We usually concentrate on spring cleaning indoors, but bird baths and bird feeders need attention, too.

Let's get back outdoors. Spring is northern migration time for the birds. Soon, they'll be back in your yard looking for food and lodging. Make sure your birdhouses, bird feeders, and bird baths are in tip-top condition now before the height of springtime bird travel season.

These tips from Birds & Blooms Magazine will help make the job easier. Now the birds can celebrate spring with you!

10. Plan a Garden, Then Plant a Garden

Start with a seed of an idea and watch it grow!

One of the best parts of spring is the arrival of growing season - and the gardening catalogs that come in the mail. Have you planned your garden? Celebrate the first day of spring with a selection of catalogs and a garden planning book.

There are hundreds of gardening books on the market. One of my favorites is The Vegetable Gardener's Bible. With hundreds of 5-star customer reviews, this book would make a wonderful choice for anyone planning a vegetable garden, especially beginning gardeners.

Want to concentrate on flowers? Choose The Flower Gardener's Bible, also well reviewed and a great help for those who want to plan and grow the most beautiful flower garden on the block!

Plan Your Garden in the Spring, Watch it Grow All Summer Long.
Plan Your Garden in the Spring, Watch it Grow All Summer Long. | Source

POLL: Vegetables or Flowers? - Or both?

Are you planning a garden? What will you grow?

What will be growing in your garden this year?

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Which of Our Top 10 Ideas Will You Try?

I'd love to read about your plans for celebrating spring in our comments section, below. Have a happy celebration!

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      Susan Deppner 13 months ago from Arkansas USA

      I hope you have plenty of rain between now and spring, Barb, but not TOO much, and I hope your knees are well enough for gardening. Go ahead and eat that egg instead. :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 13 months ago from Templeton, CA

      I"d love to be able to splash in a puddle on the first day of spring, because that would mean we'd had some rain recently. I think I'll skip balancing the egg. I do get in the mood to garden, but we''ll see how my knees are doing then.

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      Susan Deppner 18 months ago from Arkansas USA

      My homemade press is a dictionary! LOL I'm sure you made some gorgeous crafts with your pressed flowers, Denise, given your artistic gift. So happy that you stopped by. Have a beautiful spring!

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      Denise McGill 18 months ago from Fresno CA

      Lovely ideas for the warmer weather. I used to press flowers every year and it would be fun to do again this year. Now where did I put my homemade press...?

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      Susan Deppner 19 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Thank you, Olivia, and happy spring!

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      Olivia 19 months ago

      Great ideas, all of them.....

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I know, me too! We did this when the kids were younger and it was a great activity. Have fun with it, Brite-Ideas, and thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      lol, I had no idea about the balancing of an egg on the equinox...hmm, I may not be able to get that out of my head and have to try it now!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I'd try it on a table first rather than on your nose, Lorelei. :) If it works there, then give someone a camera and try it on your nose. :D

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      I had no idea that one might have a better chance at balancing an egg on your nose on the first day of spring so.... I just might try that lol. My husband will think I have finally lost all my marbles.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thank you, Margaret, and what wonderful suggestions for enjoying spring flowers! You are so artistically talented and I'm sure the candles are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the pin!

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Susan, what a truly wonderful collection of ideas for celebrating Spring (which can't come soon enough for me after this crazy cold Boston winter)! I love picking small flowers (and separating a hydrangea bloom into individual four-petal components) that I can dry and then use to decorate wax candles - so pretty! And what would Spring be without the eponymous violin concerto from Vivaldi's Four Seasons? Pinned to my Spring Fling board. :)

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Enjoy your flowers, whenever you're able to plant them, Aesta1!

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I will be away where there are no seasons. I will be late going home this year so I will have to plant my flowers later. Sad. Enjoy your celebration.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I will be away where there are no seasons. I will be late going home this year so I will have to plant my flowers later. Sad. Enjoy your celebration.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thanks, Elsie! You're certainly right about the years going by quickly. I hope you have a delightful autumn and a mild winter ahead down there in NZ!

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      With spring just around the corner for you, you will be looking forward to it after a cold winter.

      The years go by so quickly it was just like the other day that I was happy because summer was nearly here, now in NZ, the weather already feels like autumn, not looking forward to winter.

      Hope you have a great 2015 and enjoy spring.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Adventuretravels: Good for you on the garden - and for the cleaning! Glad you stopped by and picked up a couple of new ideas, too!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      Well so far I have started to plants a few things in my garden and have started spring cleaning ( a bit!) that's about all. I had no idea about balancing an egg but I'll try to remember to give it a go next year! Great lens such interesting ideas. I love the kid's making the pressed flowered bookmarks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @SheGetsCreative: Sounds fun to me!

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Well since I live in Seattle, celebrating by splashing in a puddle will probably top my list!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @GrammieOlivia: Sounds like a wonderful plan!

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      I am going to spend the first day of "warm spring weather" (cause spring has officially sprung already this year 2014) in my greenhouse, It gets really warm in there and I will dream of the summer to come.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @DeborahDian: Sounds like a doubly-delightful excuse for a party!

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      OUTFOXprevention1 3 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing. I like spring cleaning.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      One of our daughters was born on the first day of spring, so we always celebrate the onset of spring when we celebrate her birthday!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @OUTFOXprevention1: Glad to know! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @VioletteRose LM: Sounds like a great activity! Put egg balancing on your calendar for next year!

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      I have never heard about balancing egg on the day of equinox, I should have tried it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful lens, I would also love to go for picking wildflowers :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Essy K: I don't think it would work the same with the egg hard boiled. We've done it before and we've never cracked an egg. You just have to control it - and don't let the littlest ones do the spinning!

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      Essy K 3 years ago from South Dakota

      Would it count to use a hard-boiled egg for the egg challenge? It'd be a whole lot messier not to have it hard-boiled, plus you could eat it if the shell cracks.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Maggie42: It's cool that we have opposite seasons. I love Fall weather, too. Enjoy!

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      Maggie42 3 years ago

      It's still lovely here in Australia but it's autumn so I'm thinking about planting spring flowering bulbs at the moment I'm hoping to make everyone envious in our Spring.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @cdotthought: Glad we could make your day feel a little springier! Thanks so much for your great comment!

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      cdotthought 3 years ago

      what a lovely idea for a lens! I still have snow and ice around here so thinking of spring is a really wonderful way to start my day - thank you!!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Babu Mohan: Definitely a fun thing to try! Spring is wonderful here. I hope the weather is wonderful where you are, too!

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      Mohan Babu 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      Spring in your place seems so wonderful. This is the first time I am hearing about the egg experiment. It is certainly a myth but a harmless & fun myth to try. :-)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @RinchenChodron: I love that choice! Have fun!

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      I'm going kite flying!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @AnonymousC831: Thank you!

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Lovely lens Susan.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Lyra Kua: I often wonder how it is living somewhere without four seasons. I'm sure it's beautiful in the Philippines where you live, though. Thanks so much for the visit and your thoughtful comment!

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      Lyra Kua 3 years ago

      Here in the Philippines, we don't have four seasons. I find it interesting to learn about the different ways for other parts of the world to celebrate spring. It is truly a wonderful season.

      I read somewhere a long time ago that you can balance an egg in Ecuador.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Spirality: Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful spring season!

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      Spirality 3 years ago

      I never knew that about the egg. I haven't splashed in a puddle in years but it would be fun to give it a go. Great info.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Klaartje Loose: I love that first meal outdoors in the springtime! Thanks for celebrating with me!

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      Klaartje Loose 3 years ago

      I just started cleaning up my balcony, and yesterday I even managed to eat outside in the evening sun, with a fleece jacket!

      Splashing in a puddle is always fun. I like the idea of making spring rolls to celebrate spring!!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @katiesnow: I'm sure gardeners in Florida face a variety of challenge with all the heat. Very nice that you can garden year-round!

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      katiesnow 3 years ago

      Im lucky to live in Florida as I get to enjoy planting year round!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @DreyaB: Thanks for that great comment, DreyaB! I'm very happy to know you feel inspired. Enjoy those blue skies!

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      DreyaB 3 years ago from France

      So much fun to be had! All I want to do is be outside when it's spring and the sun is shining - the daylight and the blue skies (so blue here!) just call to me after the winter - any outside fun is the way for me to go! Great page - I'd have never have thought of doing anything like this before - great inspiration. Thanks for the ideas. :0)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @anonymous: Thanks, smilebs520!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      What can resist got those too? I like them. Great lenses!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @ecogranny: Oh, I can imagine that it's absolutely gorgeous! Something I'd love to see, in fact. Have fun!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      We will spend quite a bit of time in Golden Gate Park with the grandchildren. Spring is a lovely time there, with the rhododendrons, magnolias and many other plants blooming.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Arachnea: Yes, we must keep those inner children entertained! Thanks so much, Arachnea. Happy spring to you!

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      This lens got me thinking about Spring. I need to start thinking about what I'll be planting. I love the puddle splashing idea. Haven't done it in a while. Every now and again my inner child needs a bit of an outing. Great article.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Ruthi: I can hardly wait!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Only 11 more days until Soring is officially here, hooray! Soon I'll be planting sunflowers and capturing butterflies!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @seleen fouad: Sounds delightful! I love the smell of mint in the garden!

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      seleen fouad 3 years ago

      great lens. I can't wait for spring to come!! I usually plant mints in this time of the year.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @favored: I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the very sweet comment. Enjoy spring!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      So looking forward to spring. I was enjoying the music but had to turn it off for the recipe. Couldn't pass that up :) The flower bookmarkers turned out so lovely. I'd like to try making those for my sisters. Thanks Susan for all the suggestions.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Merrci: Thanks, Merrci, I appreciate that!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      What a fun lens. It does inspire one to look forward to sunshine. Enjoyed this very much.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @esmonaco: The slippers come in colors and sizes for every member of the family! In fact, I just added a link to make it easy for people to find them. Thanks for asking! And yes, I'm with you on the snow. I hope it's loooong gone by the first day of spring!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I just hope that all of the snow will be gone!!!! All wonderful ideas here, I do have a question, Do those pink dusting slippers come in blue?? Thanks for all of the ideas:)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Zeross4: Thank you so much, DaisyDixon! Let me know about how the egg balancing works out for you. We're really looking forward to spring this year, too!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Seasons Greetings: I love that idea!

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      Laura Brown 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I buy indoor, forced flower bulbs to celebrate Spring.

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Wow this was really interesting, to be honest I never really knew much about the Vernal Equinox. I just find these things so fascinating, and I will be trying to balance the egg come March 20! Spring is my favorite season, I love the yellow daffodils (we call them March flowers around here). I remember a ton of them growing wild behind our house and we'd always pick them every year. We even would put a drop of food coloring in the vase which would turn the spring flowers different colors. Really loved your lens, I am definitely looking forward to Spring!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Anthony Altorenna: I heard this morning on the news that tomorrow is the meteorological first day of Spring. I think those meteorologists listened to the ground hog this year! :)

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      Anthony Altorenna 3 years ago from Connecticut

      It's been a long, cold winter and I'm really looking forward to spring!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @bunitasmith: Enjoy your springtime and your garden!

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      bunitasmith 4 years ago

      I love it when the birds visit my garden. I love planting Herbs, Vegetables like spinach, tomato's, Egg plants etc.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @golfspice: Wow, excellent! I love gorgeous pictures of spring flowers. Those spring shadows and bright spots certainly can get in the way. Thanks for sharing that!

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      golfspice 4 years ago

      I used spring this year to improve my photography skills in the garden by taking photos of spring flowers, especially daffodils which are naturally bright and difficult to expose for. Master this skill and you can avoid overexposed (too bright) and underexposed (too dark) photos.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @rattie lm: Ah, you're encouraging me even as we head into the Fall season. Enjoy that garden!

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      It's only a few days until spring in the southern hemisphere. I love it. as I pulled into the driveway this afternoon I noticed five daffodils already in bloom, and as I walked up the stairs the smell of daphne hit me. I celebrate spring by getting into the garden. My vegetable garden is already in place and thriving, my strawberries pruned, and all is in place for a mass planting of flowering shrubs,

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @donnetted: That sounds fabulous!

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      Donnette Davis 4 years ago from South Africa

      We grow herbs. In Africa it's autumn but we have a protected enclosure for my little herb garden. Actually it's huge.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @lionmom100: I agree! Thanks so much for the comment - happy Spring!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      Wonderful listening to Vivaldi while reading this lens. As a child growing up, the Robin was one of our first signs of spring, that along with the crocuses blooming. Now, it is the slightest growth of anything in my garden.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @aesta1: Mmmm, wonderful fragrance!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love spring especially the wild flowers. I can smell the lily of the valley.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @simplysusan51: Thank you! Yep, that egg thing is pretty fun!

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      simplysusan51 4 years ago

      loved balancing the egg. What an amazing lens.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @ericsdorsey: Thanks! Hope you see green very soon!

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      ericsdorsey 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens! This definitely makes me eager to see things start to turn green here in Colorado.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @GoodGirlSEO: Lots to write about spring gardening!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Kimberley Vico: Thank you! Hope you're enjoying springtime!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Grasmere Sue: Thanks, whitemoss!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thank you for that gorgeous description of daffodils. That's exciting!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I sent 100 daffodil bulbs to a friend last year from Holland, and they are coming up. I am very excited. Deer don't like to eat daffodils, so that is all we can plant. Otherwise all the flowers get eaten. For me they are the essence of spring. Thanks for the lovely lens!

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      Sue Dixon 4 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Lovely lens! A little bit quirky and lots of fun.

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      Kimberley Vico 4 years ago

      This is a great lens and I couldn't have said it better! Why? Spring is my favorite time of year - for a number of reasons! With the exception of the egg experiment, which i've got to try while preferably boiled, your top 10 reasons are so at home with

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      GoodGirlSEO 4 years ago

      I've been planting in my garden and posting lenses about it!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @HSP Connections: Sorry about the tulips. I agree about the renewal aspect of spring, a very special component!

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      Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

      I love spring... it's coming late to our part of the world, this year... I've been digging out some of the beds and discovered the deer have eaten many of the tulips, sadly, but other things are doing well. Anyway, "spring" to me is all about renewal and planting things... metaphorically in my life, as well as in the yard.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @MJ Martin: I love wildflowers! We have some purple ones along our fence line that smell heavenly!