Seasons change – I hope!

This year, more than any I remember recently, I’ve been waiting, willing spring to arrive. It’s not that we had a harder winter than normal, because we didn’t. It’s not that I was locked up in the house more than usual, because I wasn’t.

I’m not sure why there is such a feeling of urgency toward the seasonal change this year, but there was. It IS officially spring. But I don’t think Mother Nature got the memo! πŸ™‚ At least where I am living.

winter roads

I am a gardener, have already been out clearing the winter kill from the beds, and looking at seed catalogues, but old man winter keeps layering that white stuff down on top of my efforts. Β And I want to see my garden bloom!

garden path

I think my rush to see the seasons change, to see winter put to rest, is that it aligns with my work schedule right now and I have many things that are finally going to be completed somewhere in the next week or two – right around when the last of Old Man winter’s attempt at keeping a stronghold on the land are done.


It’s been a long winter – in many ways. I had a slow start to the New Year as I crashed over Christmas for a much needed break but then as I picked up the pace, I got slammed. My own doing – of course πŸ™‚ I’m the one that signed up to put, not one, but all my books into audio this spring. I just hadn’t understood the work load I’d be facing.

Another week and my initial part in this process should be done. I’m anxious to switch from having a million things on my plate to just a thousand or two. πŸ™‚Β And as the timing coincides with the current season change, Spring is looking awfully good right about now! Now if I could just remember to stop and smell the roses a little more often this year!

puppy in the garden

How about you? Is there anything that you are trying to finish off, bring to a close, get rid of any way and find that spring is a good time to do so?



About Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer writes romantic suspense, with or without paranormal elements like TUESDAY'S CHILD (2011) and now young adult books in various genres like DANGEROUS DESIGNS (2011). Writing stabilizes her in a life gone wild! The other stabilizers? Cheesecake and her four cats! Of course, she's dreaming to think she'll get a piece cheesecake once her four kids find out she's been baking!
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4 Responses to Seasons change – I hope!

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    I’m not trying to get rid of anything, but it looks as if I should publish my next Miracle Interrupted book just as spring starts…and then I can start my new series. I always look forward to spring, and this makes 2 more reasons to be happy about the new season.

    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi Edie,
      I love how the timing works out sometimes. It’s like an added push or incentive to get things done and start something fresh.

      Spring is such a beautiful time of year here, and I find I’m always looking at it in terms of refreshing my life in some way. That appears to be a case of cleaning off my plate and staring something ‘fresh’ this year. πŸ™‚
      Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Touched by Death – free on the 26th and 27th

  2. Liz Kreger says:

    I absolutely love spring, Dale. But like you, winter is just hanging on by its claws. I love when the leaves just start unfurling on the trees and bushes, giving everything that frothy look. I even enjoy clearing the gardens. (Hopefully my hip will allow me to do the clearing this year. John did it last year and I found a number of perennials missing because he yanked ’em.) 😯

    I’m also salivating over the plant catelogs. Luckily my daughter’s school is doing a fund raiser that involves flats of flowers … most of which I would normally buy at a plant store, so I’ll be able to contribute that way.

  3. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Liz,

    I bet the garden fairies are hoping your hip is good enough this year too! I wish my daughter’s school would have a similar sale, I’d buy them out of annuals! lol.

    We’ve got snow an hial and negative temperatures here today πŸ™ I’d love to be in the garden working.
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Touched by Death – free on the 26th and 27th

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