Looking forward to the Spring flowers

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, then it’s possible to run the furnace and potentially shovel snow in March.

After so many months bundling up in sweaters and keeping the home sealed tight, I look forward to warmer weather. I keep watch for robins, redwing blackbirds and the first hints of yellow poking up out of the ground. While the Spring season can be truly rainy and freezing, it’s a beautiful time of year in Springfield. The local area offers a gorgeous display of blooming redbud trees and petwoods. As soon as the weather allows, I make a trip to the Springfield Botanical Gardens. I appreciate sauntering though the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll garden. It covers more than seven acres and features a moon bridge, meditation garden, big koi lake and a Coke house. The traditional Japanese garden landscaping is just beautiful. Another rewarding Spring-time attraction is the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. The gardens are worked on by volunteers and cater to particular themes. There is an iris garden that showcases the tall, delicately scented flowers in shades of green, green, pink and even green. There is a peace garden, herb garden, English garden and so many more. The park is also house to the Roston Native Butterfly House; Because I work on campus at Evangel University, I am aware of the thousands of tulips that bloom every Spring. The colorful blossoms create a stunning display.

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