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Spring Is In The Air!

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Spring has come…

The adventure has begun!

Goodbye snow, sleet and grey days!

Hurray, hurray, hurray!

Well, many of us all over the country have been pulling our hair out waiting for winter to be over and Spring to get here!  I think at this point most of us have welcomed Spring with open arms!  Maybe we haven’t necessarily had this….     


….but we’ve had lots and lots of cold, gloomy, drizzly weather.  And, it’s been depressing!   Besides that, I am no “spring chicken” anymore, and each day as I get older, the cold and chilly weather makes my bones ache and creak! 

Fighting against the wind

I’ll be the first to tell you, I take it for granted that I live so close to the ocean and don’t nearly enjoy it like I should. And, I am so looking forward to walking the beach, enjoying the fresh ocean breeze, and just digging my toes into the sand! 


Even if you don’t live close to the ocean, I know you are probably “done” with the winter, and you’re telling yourself, “enough already, enough already!”  I bet you are looking forward to some fresh air, sunshine, flowers and gardens! 


I am looking forward to being outdoors, getting some Vitamin D in the sun, and taking weekend mini-breaks.  When it finally stops raining and gets just a tad warmer, I am even looking forward to evenings sitting out front just resting and gazing at the beautiful sunsets, the peaceful moon, and yes … twinkling, little stars.


There is something about warmer and sunnier days that puts me in a much better mood! Research has shown there is a strong link between sunshine and our moods.  Sunlight is credited with boosting positive moods, erasing negative moods, and improving energy.  And similarly, experts have found pleasant weather improves mood, memory and creativity! 

Well, you know what I say to that??  “Come on, sunshine!  Come on, warmer weather!  We welcome you with open arms!!!!!”   Wherever you live, after this long winter, I bet you, too, are looking forward to some R&R outside in the fresh, warmer air!  I know I am.

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”  (Harriet Ann Jacobs)


Maybe we’ll run into each other walking through the park, on a trail in the woods, or strolling on the beach.

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer!  I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”  (Gustav Mahler)


Until then,

Your sunny friend –







Clare is a 57-year-old fun loving Italian-American self-proclaimed “Jersey Girl” who believes, “Life ain’t easy street. Life is one of those crazy little city streets, complete with potholes that could swallow your car.” With one foot planted in fun and the other planted firmly in her Christian faith, Clare enjoys making people laugh while helping them navigate life’s “crazy little city streets”. Clare has raised two girls (now grown young adults) with her husband, Michial, Clare is ready to take on the challenges of making new friends through her blog, Life Ain’t Easy Street. With an aim to entertain while addressing topics important to women, Clare’s focus on the positive power of good stories, good friends, inspiring women, and strong faith will have you looking forward to reading the next post. Clare is a freelance writer who lives a real life in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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  • Lynn says:

    May you have a happy spring! Looks like you are well on your way to that already! Spring came early in my part of the world, and unseasonably hot weather. Worst allergies I have ever experience too, but know this shall pass as summer approaches!

    • Clare says:

      Thanks Lynn! Happy Spring to you, too! Sorry you aren’t feeling well – I hope it passes quickly! Thanks for stopping by today! 🙂

  • candy says:

    Take a walk on the beach and dig your toes twice in the sand one for you and one for me. Enjoy the moment.

    • Clare says:

      Yes, I need to get up to the beach strolling more! Perfect weather for it here and I surely do enjoy those moments! 🙂

  • I don’t think I’d ever stay at home if I lived near an ocean! Beautiful photos! Spring really brings out the beauty of things! 🙂

    • Clare says:

      Well, we all have to factor in our “lives” with work schedules, etc. but so true, Aishwarya – I love being by water – especially the ocean. It’s so lovely – glad you like the photos! Thanks!

  • Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. Just seeing the ocean and flowers on this gloomy midwest Monday reminds me that the sun will shine again. I needed that today. – Amy

    • Clare says:

      I am delighted you like the pictures, one of my friends took the lovely flower photos and she grows them at her home! I hope you see and enjoy the sun soon!

  • I used to live up your way. I am in Colorado now. We did have snow two weeks ago, but have had sunshine ever since. Well, almost ever since. We did have a couple of thunderstorms. Hmm. . .

  • Clare says:

    Oh goodness, I hear wonderful things about Colorado and I see from pictures and hear from friends that have gone how much they love Colorado! Enjoy!

  • More and more I’ve been dreaming of living closer to nature, it’s such a blessing to see all of these gorgeous photos.

    • Clare says:

      Thanks Florence! So delighted that you enjoy the photos! I hope you can catch some fresh air this season! 🙂

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