Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring has sprung

Even though it heralds the downhill run to the misery that is summer, I love spring in Austin. The days start out cool enough to warrant a jacket but warm up nicely by the afternoons. We have clear blue skies and blooming trees and wildflowers.

This week is Spring Break for the kids, and I feel obligated to spend every minute I can outside with them, because I know that in a few short months I'm going to be hibernating in the AC. So we've gone to the park for a picnic with friends, visited the Austin Zoo, flown kites and spent hours just playing the yard. Today we're going to the park again, and we'll probably do the same tomorrow.

That's all for now. I'm going outside to play.

8 comments:

Elliott said...

I love central TX in the Springtime. Good for you for enjoying it to its fullest.

Becca said...

OK so we should all move to Texas for the winter and Alaska for the summer (our summers are like your spring)

Ann in NJ said...

I guess I should stop complaining about our summers. We rarely break 100, but we'll often hang out between 90 and 95. And the humidity! Oh, the humidity!

adrienne breaux said...

Yes! Spring in Austin is AMAZING! I am enjoying it very much as well. It sounds like I need to have you take me around along with your kids---ya'll are doing fun things!

-adrienne
http://wearegoodkin.com

The Kretzings said...

I miss the bubble gum grape smell of Mountain Laurel during springtime in Austin. I love the little pockets of it that would surprise me during a run on the trail.

Suna said...

I can't wait for the mountain laurel, either! Just loving spring!

PS: Your blog template inspired me to fix my own blogs up with a new look.

Shelly said...

So happy Spring has finally arrived! This winter was long and wet and I tired of it quickly. Drew and I are headed to the Rodeo this afternoon.

What? What's that you say? You say today is Saturday? Goodbye! I'm going out to play.

Amy said...

It's definitely spring here in Va too but we are far behind you in the blooming department. Usually the Bradford Pears (phew!) are in full swing by this week, but our real winter lasted so long, everything is delayed. (I remember now I wrote about the Bradfords last year).

Enjoy your outdoor days!!