First Signs of Spring…er, Mud Season

By Hannah Hassler


Ahhhhh….spring is finally in the air. The birds are chirping, my crocuses are starting to peak their heads out of my garden, the temperatures are ever so slightly rising, and all my shoes, car, and running clothes are covered in…mud?

The first signs of spring are all so wonderful aren’t they? Here in Vermont though, we have an in-between season called mud season, which is, in my opinion, the official kickoff of spring.  This “season” falls right after winter releases its grip on us and before we can breathe easy and say that spring has arrived. 

During this time of year, I am revived by the warming temperatures and the promise that I can finally get back to my garden and am able to run outside without a million layers on. The quick floods and fragileness of our roads and bridges in Vermont, however, do caution me a bit. This time of year brings the added worry of “will the road be washed out?” with every heavy rain and the prospect of taking a new route to work each morning. 

Nevertheless, all of the changes in the weather and landscape do truly make me feel alive. There’s nothing quite like it. It’s a reminder that time is passing, but that each new season brings its joys and challenges.  Spring is in the air! That must mean summer is just around the corner…so grab a cup of Celestial Seasonings® Half & Half Perfect Iced Tea and enjoy the sunshine!

What is your first sign of spring?


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