When the snow finally melts, it’s time to think green, even if your lawn is still brown. There are plenty of activities that allow you to celebrate spring, even if the weather is still a little chilly.
Plant something green to officially welcome spring to your yard. Take a lunch on Saturday or Sunday and head to the park for a picnic. Go for a short jog, and feel the slightly warmer air as you breathe evenly in and out. Be careful not to overdo it, if you haven’t been working out indoors during the winter.
Another physical activity that gets you close to nature is hiking. Most cities have hiking trails, and you can enjoy the new life springing forth all around you. Riding a bike will also give you a chance to notice all the new signs of spring. Again, don’t ride too far if you’ve been a couch potato during the winter. You don’t want to injure yourself.
Take advantage of any reason to go outside on the milder spring days. Sit outside at a café table and sip on coffee or tea. Visit your local zoo or a farm, to see the animals reacting to spring. Horses love to frolic on newly green grass, and they are great fun to watch.
If your town has had a hard winter – and who hasn’t, this year? – take time to play a round of golf. This puts you in the middle of nature and you should play at your own pace if you haven’t exercised all winter. If there are faster players behind you, let them play through. You want a relaxing round.
The windy days of spring give you a great excuse to fly a kite. Sure, they may be made for kids, but you can take your child or grandchild to a suitable kite flying area, without overhead lines, and enjoy being outdoors.