#LongandShortreviews #Weeklybloggingchallenge 3.25.2020

Favorite things to do in the Spring is today’s blogging topic.

Can I just say this: I love Spring!!!
I live in New England, where winter can be 6 months long.

Not kidding…not even a little.

One year we had snow on Halloween and then in May, which is my birthday month, we still had snow on the ground.

Do you know how depressing that can get? Even to hibernators and introverts and cold intolerants like me??

As soon as I see a crocus trying to sprout its way through the dead grass, I start to get happy because that means winter is ending. Yay.

So, when the weather finally does get good ( and before allergy season annihilates me), my favorite spring thing to do is take long walks with my husband.

Now for some people that may seem the height of boring with a capital B! But his life is sosos busy and the fact he works 13-14 hour days and weekends means we don’t get to spend a great deal of time together that doesn’t involve sleeping in the same bed or eating dinner together. On Sundays, we walk into and around town. We start at the down town center:

Walk along the business section:

And stop at a few places to visit with people we see who we know:

During those walks, hubby and I reconnect, talk about what’s going on in our lives, coming up for us, and plan.

And yes, we even sometimes hold hands while we are walking! Shocking, I know.

Ah, Spring.To quote Mark twain,

“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!”

Let’s see what some of the other authors in this blog challenge like to do in Spring : L&SR

Until next time ~ Peg

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12 responses to “#LongandShortreviews #Weeklybloggingchallenge 3.25.2020

  1. So very pretty… hope y’all are being safe.

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  2. Karen Hulene Bartell

    Keene looks lovely this time of year – enjoyed the pix. Hope this spring offers you and your husband many opportunities for taking long strolls together!

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  3. Patrick Prescott

    I’m spoiled by living in the Southwest. We have mild winters and if you want snow it’s on the mountains. Cottonwoods and juniper bother me every spring and the developers keep planting more. It’s nice you hold hands with hubby while you walk. The secret to a happy and long marriage is personal contact. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/03/favorite-things-to-do-in-spring.html

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  4. lydiaschoch

    Honestly, those long walks sound heavenly to me. My spouse and I do the same thing in the spring.

    And Keene looks so picturesque! Hope you’re all doing well with the social distancing. Almost everything here in Toronto is shut down.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-favourite-things-to-do-in-the-spring/

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  5. I love those long walks and the things you can find when you go on one. I discovered a new record store (Yay vinyl!) in my town. I didn’t know it was there. And yep, I’m wanting to go on those walks, especially with my dog, because it’s just nice to get out. Good post!

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  6. We are blessed here in California with much milder winters (Sacramento valley), Peg. So I understand what a treasure those long walks can be with each other. It’s one of my favorite times of the day when I get to walk with my husband.

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures. Spring will arrive and you’ll get to take those walks (I pray soon) with your husband. Be well. xo

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  7. Wow, sounds like fun. My hubby and I do the same, even hold hands, only we walk the neighborhood, now. Used to hike the mountains, but still to much snow. I enjoyed your post and pictures. This year I can relate to the snow from October until who know when. Thanks for sharing, here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-3-25-2020-spring/

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  8. Aww! That’s so lovely! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  9. barbarabettis1

    Beautiful photos. yes, I love to take in the reawakening countryside–but, as you say, until my allergies send me inside. I used to drive several miles to teach and the highway took me through gloriously wooded area. Spring not only brought the gorgeous flowering trees, but the remarkable variety of greens that wove throughout the hillsides. (I remember a Halloween we were snowed in in Missouri. What a year!)


  10. Your town looks really picturesque. Yes, here in the Midwest (Chicago-area) we got snow a couple of days ago. It melted the next day, but still–bleah! We went for a hike around a forest preserve on Sunday, just to get out of the house. We heard and saw sandhill cranes passing through our area. That means the loons are heading back up to northern MN and WI also. Sigh. Now’s the time we usually start planning our camping vacations. Don’t know when we’ll be able to go, but it’s something to dream about.


  11. Walks with your husband isn’t remotely boring, Peggy! That’s something we like to do too – although we usually end ours with a nice lunch somewhere. Your photos are beautiful. What a lovely place. No wonder you like to walk around it!


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