September 30, 2014

Signs of Spring

springHi Everyone.

Beyond things like a month long stay in Texas (pure work) and you know, life…I’ve been neglectful of the OBN. For that, I apologize.

Here’s a bit of an admission…every year I struggle keeping focused and forward moving during the small space of time between Winter and Spring.

To be honest, this year the transition has really demotivated me from just about everything I usually enjoy.

I often wonder how other people, especially outdoor people who hate being stuck indoors throughout the winter, are feeling this time of the year.

With old sayings like Cabin Fever, Spring Fever, Stir Crazy, Winter Blues, etc, etc out there, I know I’m not the first one to feel the blahs at the tail end of Winter.

I take daily walks and currently my quest is finding tiny little signs of Spring outside. The above photo I got the other day was my first proof here in Idaho that the tide is turning and life is renewing in view. It gave me a huge smile.

I’d love to get the wheels turning back on here at the OBN and I’m working on some ideas that will prevent ‘quiet times’ in the future.

In the meantime, I’d love it if everyone would share their thoughts on keeping uplifted during the Winter/Spring transition.

And….if you’ve captured any signs of Spring photos lately and posted them on your blog, I’d love to see them! I bet others would love to see them as well, so share the link to your post below:


Spring is Coming!! 
(repeat as necessary)

 

 
 
About Rebecca

When Rebecca isn't running the Outdoor Blogger Network, she is off Fly Fishing her favorite rivers. Occasionally she writes about those adventures at The Outdooress.

Comments

  1. 1

    Glad to see you back Rebecca! February is my worst month of the year – I dread it. I’m cranky and depressed and just want to stay in bed. To counter it, I try to get to the gym and work out at least 3 days a week. Then when it snows, I’m sure to get outside and shovel. A walk in the woods after a snowfall is always nice too.

    • 2

      Thanks Kim =) For me, it seems anyway, it always hits me about the middle of Feb and lasts throughout March until the air warms and barren lands I’ve been staring at start to fill out with green. I take the daily walks, an attempt to soak up sun and fresh air. I may need to add actual working out to my arsenal next year!

  2. 3

    Does the pile of empty scotch bottles in the corner count?

  3. 5

    Honestly the fishing has been such a let down I decided not to go on Sunday. Then I realized I
    AM depressed. Good call on attempting to pull ourselves out of the winter funk.

  4. 6

    I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had much time for fishing, or even getting outside. I finally realized this past weekend that my stress levels were skyrocketing so I put everything on hold and spent Sunday fishing. Much better!

  5. 7

    Decided to get the dental appointments out of the way early this year…Nothing like reclining in a chair looking at the ceiling while listening to other folks teeth being drilled, to perk me up!

  6. 8

    Down here in the desert southwest winter is the best time of year to be outside, but I still get a little depressed on a nice sunny day when the weather is perfect and I am sitting at my desk in my windowless office wishing I could be anywhere but work. Then the Palo Verde trees start to bloom and I cant breath for a month.

  7. 9

    Wow I have the indoor blues! Been a long cold winter here in candada..now thinking of spring right around the corner!

  8. 10

    Recently hiked through a gully to visit two waterfalls. There were some tell tail signs that spring was on its way.

    http://hardtackoutfitter.blogspot.com/2013/03/grimes-glen-winter-adventure.html

  9. 11

    There is no finer time of the year that the Spring. Such a wonderful sense of renewal and beginning. I enjoyed your post.

  10. 12

    After taking several winter camping excursions, my husband and I are really enjoying the warming weather. We have already taken several weekend camping trips and have really been enjoying finding all sorts of beautiful signs of spring in bloom. Check out some of the photos we’ve snapped at http://crazy4camping.com/pretty-petals/

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