Are you happy spring is here?

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Can you smell spring? I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and I remember the smells of springtime. We lived in a small town surrounded by farms. I was five years old and I remember looking down the street and seeing the cows in the pasture about a half mile away. I could smell the apple, peach, and pear blossoms as they began to sprout. The unmistakable smell of Alyssum’s sweet fragrance in the front yard and of course Mom’s 🌹 under the front window outside and pots of basil, oregano, and dill growing on the planter at the kitchen window. The Marigolds would attract the bees to keep Mom’s garden growing. As I write this blog I can smell the bread cooking in the oven some sixty – two years ago. The smell of spring is embedded in my consciousness to last my lifetime. Can you smell the spring? The cuttings of fresh mowed lawn after the snow has melted away and the air is crisp. I do miss the spring of the Midwest.

Have you made some weekend plans? Going to crank up the motorcycle and have a weekend ride? It has been months since you had the wind in your face and the feel of your woman hugging your back as you ride down the road. Take your kids to the park or the local lake to fish , camp out or hike. I love the spring😎! I lived in California for most of my life and loved riding my Harley and could not wait for the rains to stop. I was close to the California beaches and could not wait to hit the ocean breezes. Who cares if I needed to wear chaps and leather coat and a pair of winter gloves in March. I loved the ocean mist blowing on my face. Can you feel the sun on your face and the ocean mist moisturizing your skin? PURA Vida! Get out and enjoy life.


Hurry up, spring, I need a ride.
I need to smell the wheat and rye,
To sense the roses and mountain flowers up high.

I long to visit the colors of the spring
And do what I like to call my thing.
Start the Harley and head down the road,
Our minds in a vicarious mode,

With my lady on the back,
Knowing we are on a true track.

Ours is a mission of omission,
Forgetting all without permission,
Enjoying the outdoors,
It is Harley time to explore.

What a way to bring in the spring!

Excerpt From: Timothy M. Nugent. “Understanding.” XlibrisUS, 2015-06-10T04:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
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Excerpt From: Timothy M. Nugent. “Understanding.” XlibrisUS, 2015-06-10T04:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

Author: tmnugent

Poet Author. Living in Costa rica Pura Vida. Love to travel, play with my dogs and write poetry. My girlfriend and I enjoy life and could't be happier living here

One thought on “Are you happy spring is here?”

  1. It reached 80 degrees today out here in Colorado. I rode with pure love of life. Spring is coming and it will be here before you know it. Here is to another grand riding season………….

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