6 Days and Counting…Until Spring

Real Estate Agent with Hurd Realty 312675


Ah, spring. I live in the South, Northeast Tennessee to be exact. I haven’t lived here all that long but to me spring in the South means:

  • Annuals (flowers) springing up everywhere from thawing ground: yellow daffodils, purple crocuses, red tulips. How awesome is it that you plant some bulbs in the fall and in the spring they erupt, right on time?
  • Dogwoods in full bloom; beautiful, white, like a white fur coat
  • Leaf buds on trees that soon become shade for my children
  • Brilliant red Cardinals flitting around. Have you ever seen a beautiful red Cardinal against a snowy spring background? Yes, I know that the Cardinal is the state bird of Virginia.
  • More time in the evening to get things done: chores, gardening, relaxing in a rocking chair on the porch with a sweet tea in hand
  • More cookouts (aka barbecues) featuring burgers, dogs and brats, shrimp, steak, corn and veggies. I love to experiment with different rubs and marinades.
  • Shorts and tee shirts which means I need to kick my workouts into high gear
  • A month or two of low(er) electric bills, before the a/c kicks into high gear
  • Sweet tea and home-made lemonade, for the lemonade stand my kids are begging to do already
  • Spring cleaning (or not)
  • Easter: cholocate bunnies, chocolate eggs, pastel M&Ms, Easter egg-hunts, messy Easter egg-dying, chocolate (I already said that, didn’t I)
  • Green rolling hill countryside drives to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and points beyond
  • Planning a summer vacation to…


Copyright by Kelsey Barklow March 2009

Comments (5)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is such a lovely time of the year. I look forward to spring and start the countdown after Ground Hogs day. Nice post.

Mar 14, 2009 11:26 PM
Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Hi Kelsey - I'm as excited about spring (and golf season) as anyone.  I certainly do see all the signs of spring you mention.  For me however, I know that spring is here when all the local golf clubs start putting their golf carts out.  lol

Mar 15, 2009 12:36 AM
Kelsey Barklow
Hurd Realty - Johnson City, TN

Thanks, Gita and Jon, for your comments. Yes, golf too!

Mar 15, 2009 01:15 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

This is a great post; except for the cleaning, I totally agree! Spring and Fall are my two favorite seasons. The colors and temperatures are awesome. To me, Spring prompts me to look forward while Fall makes me reflect. you have to check out my recent photo posts on Rich's Pics (the link will open in a new window so it won't take anyone away from your page).

Mar 19, 2009 03:14 PM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I love spring!  You certainly pegged this area well! GOLF!!!!!!!!  whoo-hoo!

Mar 19, 2009 11:40 PM