Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is springing

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Yesterday Pat and I went on a motorcycle ride. It felt really good to get out and feel the wind on my face again. I enjoy it. It is different than going for a ride in a truck or car. When you are inside a vehicle you tend to talk more or listen to the radio more or yak on the cell phone. On the back of a bike you look around more. The start of our trip I saw 2 ladies sitting on their porch, one with a bandanna tied around her head the other holding a pink umbrella. They were out enjoying the wonderful weather. Lawnmowers were already going as people, ready for the long winter to be over, prepared their yards for spring. Tillers were out and turning the ground. Spring is on the way! As we rode higher onto the mountain, I could feel my body reacting to all the air and freedom. I felt more relaxed than I have in a while, no tightness in my chest, no dark moods reaching out and grabbing my mind and body. I looked out over the edge of the mountain and saw signs of renewal. Areas of green where new grass was growing, puffs of smoke where people were do the last of their burning before the spring ban on burning starts, tractors were out getting fields ready for planting.

We went to Cloudland Canyon. I love going there and seeing the 2 waterfalls. Water was cascading down the mountain side, tumbling over the rocks, glittering in the sunlight looking like liquid diamonds, filling the canyon with a roar. Standing there, watching and listening, I am once again reminded that I am just a small part of this world.

I am ready. Renew me.


  1. Georgia has some beautiful and interesting spots to visit.

  2. You certainly sound like you are ready for 'renewing'. Glad you enjoyed your ride!

  3. its so nice to see signs of spring

  4. Let the renewing is good..glad you had such a happy day and ride...God Bless..hugs..Ora

  5. Celeste sounds like Spring Fever has got to you :o) Glad you and Pat had such a good time out together ~ there is no better time of the year to "Renew" than Spring Time ~ Ally x

  6. Sounds like a great day out. I'm glad you got to take advantage of the great weather!

  7. Sounds like your ride helped bring you up and out of the winter doldrums! So glad that you got to go and see all God's beauty!
    Ithas been in the 80's here and i am like DAD ( tomato garden journal) getting ready to plant my tomatoes! Spring has sprung early!
    love ya,

  8. That is such a wonderful feel that is spring that I can feel all the way across the globe.

    I would love to be at the spot you were at the canyon. I love nature and such places just make me feel burden-free.

    Thank you for sharing. Have a great springtime!


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