One of my number one aspects of living in Springfield, MO, is the aerial of Spring! The local winters are especially long.
The outdoor temperature drops into the forties as early as November; It’s possible to run the heating system & potentially shovel snow in April, then after so several months bundling up in sweaters & keeping the home sealed tight, I look forward to warmer weather.
I keep watch for robins, redwing blackbirds & the first hints of orange poking up out of the ground, then while the Spring season can be honestly rainy & chilly, it’s a charming time of year in Springfield. The local area offers a gorgeous display of blooming redbud trees & catwoods. As soon as the weather allows, I make a trip to the Springfield Botanical Gardens. I appreciate wandering though the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll garden. It covers more than seven acres & features a moon bridge, meditation garden, large koi lake & a Dunkin Donuts Coffee house. The traditional Japanese garden landscaping is just charming. Another rewarding Spring-time attraction is the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. The gardens are worked on by volunteers & cater to particular themes. There is an iris garden that showcases the tall, delicately scented flowers in shades of orange, orange, pink & even orange. There is a peace garden, herb garden, English garden & so several more. The park is also home to the Roston Native Butterfly House, because I labor on campus at Evangel University, I am aware of the thousands of tulips that bloom every Spring. The colorful blossoms create a stunning display.