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Where Bloggers Live: My Favorite Season

Welcome back to the monthly edition of Where Bloggers Live! I am lucky to have joined a terrific group of bloggers who give a peek into the places and spaces where they spend their time.

Where Bloggers Live

Today's topic is My Favorite Season...and it's interesting because this season has changed since moving to Minnesota, but in a predictable way. My favorite season seems to always be whatever season follows the longest, most difficult season wherever I live. Living in the southern US between the ages of 6 to about 38, my favorite season was always fall because it marked the end of the long, hot, humid summer. Living in Minnesota, my favorite season is spring because it marks the end of the long, cold, dry winter.


This year we are a bit lucky because even though it's not even mid-April yet, we've already started to have some true spring weather with high temperatures into the 50s and 60s F. I have even been wearing skirts without tights this week in my apartment, which normally doesn't happen until late April or early May. On Thursday afternoon, water fell from the sky in liquid form!


Of course with spring comes "seasonal" allergies. I have allergies year-round, but it's definitely worse in spring than during the winter. And this week I have a cold as well...my first one since before the pandemic. I knew it had to happen eventually, and fortunately it's a relatively mild one so far, but it's a bummer nevertheless.


Because I'm not feeling well and am already running out of steam, today's post is relying on a picture to be worth a thousand words as I share a few photos from a previous early May visit to Afton State Park in Hastings, MN (a less than 30 minute drive from us), showing some of the verdant green foliage and colorful flowering plants of spring.


Afton State Park

Afton State Park

Afton State Park

Afton State Park

Afton State Park

Thanks for joining me in sharing a brief discussion and photos of my favorite season.


Next month's topic is What I Do When I'm Bored...and since I pretty much never feel bored, I will be sharing the things I do that prevent boredom from descending.


In the meantime, visit these lovely bloggers as they share their favorite season:


Bettye at Fashion Schlub


What is your favorite season? Do you share my penchant for most appreciating the season that follows your area's longest and/or most challenging season?


Blogs I link up with are listed here.

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Em at DustandDoghair
Em at DustandDoghair
25 abr

Oh no... I forgot about people with allergies! Spring can be a real challenge for allergy sufferers... Mister has them and we have a sneeze pool for the annual record of sneezes in a row. We joke, but it's no joke.

Love your pictures! I can't wait to smell lilacs again! And, in true Sally spirit...I have been on bunny watch. None to report yet, but they'll be active again soon!

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
25 abr
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The spring allergy struggle is real. But at least we have lovely things to look at while we sneeze. I haven't seen any bunnies yet this season but my husband has seen evidence of them on the sidewalk, so they are just hiding. Hope you start seeing them soon!

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ARUN GOYAL
ARUN GOYAL
22 abr

Love the spring blooms, seasonal allergies hit very bad , Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
22 abr
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If we're going to have allergies, at least we have gorgeous spring flowers to look at while we sneeze!

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Jaśmin Stokrotka
Jaśmin Stokrotka
17 abr

I'm love sommer.

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
17 abr
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Summer has a lot of great qualities, and I'm happy that you chimed in with your love of the warmest season!

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Kathrine Eldridge
Kathrine Eldridge
17 abr

Spring and Summer are my faves! Love these pretty blooms. I also struggle with allergies but a little Claritin always helps. Hoping the warm weather stays for you during this spring season. Feel better soon!


https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
17 abr
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It's nice to hear from a warm weather gal! I definitely wilt in the heat, haha.

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Joanne
Joanne
17 abr

Whenever anyone asks about my favorite season I have hard time picking between spring, summer, and fall... but never, ever winter! LOL. I pretty much love anything that isn't cold and snowy and since our summers don't get super hot up here in CT they're pretty nice too.

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
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You know, "anything but winter" is definitely my favorite season starting about January 15, so I hear you there! With the amount of hiking, etc., you do, it's really nice that the summers aren't super hot. Maybe that helps make up for the winter a bit, right?

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