Today’s post title gives away my age a bit, as it’s inspired by Arsenio Hall’s “Things that make you go ‘Hmmm'” segment on his short-lived, late-night show back when I was coming of age.
After a mild winter, spring has come early and breathtakingly. So I wanted to share some of the things about spring that make me go “Yay.”
I love, love, love snapdragons, and they perennialize for at least a few years at a time here. This is the third year (I think) that this particular set has come back. I’ll plant more this year to keep the rotation going. Their sea of scarlet makes me happy when I pull in to the driveway.
For those of you who have been following the blog for some time, you may remember my distress over this little cherry tree. My husband and I delighted in its leaves unfurling just a few days ago, and now … delicate pink blossoms have followed.
Just hold on for a moment before you start humming, “One of these things doesn’t belong” When I say that this scene makes me go, “Yay,” what I mean is that I was running by this place this morning and literally yelled out “Yaaaaaay!!” when I saw this. (Why yes, I do think it was Yay with six A’s.)
You see, this patch of earth was the storage location for a company the city contracted with to put in new sewer pipes. The trailer and giant concrete rings first appeared here last August. And for the seven months, (seven months!) the construction crew has taken its sweet time tearing up street after street on my running route.
I had been temporarily optimistic last October when the pipe supply dwindled, only to have my hopes dashed with new inventory. But today, oh joy. No more trailer. No more concrete sewer pipes. Just bare brown earth, and then later, hay piled on top.
I knew I would be happy to see the construction project wrap up, but I didn’t realize the flood of relief and joy that would threaten to overwhelm me. I think I startled the driver of the bulldozer with my shout and grin as I ran by. It was an especially sweet run today.
What makes your heart happy?
How about you? Has spring sprung where you live? What about this season lifts your emotions and makes you go, “Yay”?