For as long as I can remember, spring allergies have been a pain for me!! There's constant sneezing, itchy eyes, and being asked if you're okay because it looks like you're crying as you attempt to keep from sneezing. #thestruggleisreal
Virginia is for lovers. Sadly, that doesn’t apply to those who are fond of consistent patterns of weather. This is one of the only states where there is a random 70-degree weather day in December, and it can snow one random day in April. Although it is predominantly cold here in Virginia, without the random snow days, spring weather can be awesome. It is a time of surprising changes. There is no denying that spring weather can be associated with many things, some of which are beautiful, some of which are not.
Here are 9 things that come with spring:
1. The Blossoming of Trees and Flowers
Springtime means that the trees and flowers come back to life again. After a dead winter, this is a time when we get to see the beautiful flowers blossom again.
2. Shorts, Shirts, and Sandals
With the warm weather, we can put away the coats, sweaters, and boots and take out our shorts, t-shirts, and sandals.
3. Ice Cream
What better dessert to eat in the warm spring weather than ice cream?
4. A Walk in The Park
The beauty of spring can be seen while taking a nice stroll in the park because the weather is just right, not too hot and not too cold.
Easter egg hunting and chocolate bunnies are some of the best parts of spring.
6. Longer Days
In the winter, the days feel shorter since nighttime lasts the longest. With the arrival of spring, however, the days become longer with more sun time, in addition to daylight savings time.
7. Pollen Allergies
While springtime can mean beautiful things, it can also come with a few annoying things. One such example is pollen allergies. For those of us who have these allergies, we know very well that sneezing and red itchy eyes are not fun.
8. The Insects
Sometimes I wish it was winter again when I see a bee or a wasp swarming around gardens. Though, without them, it wouldn't have been possible to have so many beautiful flowers and all the fresh air we breathe.
9. Rainy Days
Though we love the sunshine, spring also means it is going to rain on most days.
Despite some of the annoying things that spring brings, it brings out our inner happiness with Mother Nature. Out of the four seasons, spring is clearly the season with the most changes. Some even agree that it is the best season compared to summer, winter, or fall. Whatever the reason, spring is a wonderful season!
It's finally April now. Yes, everything about April showers bringing May flowers is about to start. Don't get me wrong, I am super excited to finally get into spring and say goodbye to the winter season. I am so done with winter and I just want the warmer weather and put away my winter coat and my boots (but my boots were really cute). But the more that I see the changes in the season, the more I realize that I live in a very fluctuating environment in regard to the weather and it can get really annoying as to the weather.
Why? One word: Ohio.
It's been a while since I last wrote about the great state of Ohio. Ah, Ohio. Spent my entire life living in that state. I was born, raised, got my elementary and high school education there, and I'm currently getting my college education there also (in the middle of nowhere with fields galore). But there are only a few things with living in Ohio that can be annoying to anyone that lives here is the fluctuation of the weather. I can give a good example of this with what is going on right now.
On Sunday, it was super nice that it was probably in the seventies temperature wise. I was able to walk to elections for my sorority in a nice tank top-like shirt from my dorm hall to the middle of campus and then to get pizza and back to my dorm. Everything throughout the week was fine until we get to Wednesday. In the morning I normally check the weather to see what I could wear and when I saw that it was going to be in the forties throughout the entire day and that the next day, the high was going to be in the sixties, I let out the most audible groan of annoyance ever.
It can sometimes translate to living in an air-conditioned dorm hall where sometimes inside it can be freezing cold that I want to wrap myself in a blanket when outside I could be doing my homework outside in a t-shirt and shorts.
I did do that on Saturday, though.
Another story that I can say. My freshman year of high school, I had the amazing opportunity over spring break to go to Disney World with my high school's band and orchestra program and march in the Magic Kingdom itself. While that was going on, I got a picture from my mom and it was our front yard… and there was snow on it. All of this in Ohio while I was in Florida. I did not want to go back home after seeing that picture even though at this point I'm tired and sunburnt.
But the thing that I've always disliked about being in Ohio, even in the past, was the weather. Seeing how certain places in not only the United States but also the world have normal seasons and here is just… back and forth.
Can we just have a set spring soon?