Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I Wouldn't Change a Thing

Here in Southern California it is one of those damp, rainy Spring days. I like to think of Spring as the return of sunshine...and it is, but rain (and even lingering snow in some areas) can be a pretty big part of it too. It just isn't my favorite part.

For this Choose and Defend Wednesday I decided to focus on some of the nicer things about Spring to make myself feel more cheerful :) I am hoping you won't mind indulging me in this simple exercise to see where your Springtime loyalties lie!  As always, your choices are limited...although this week I am giving you three instead of the usual two.  Yay me, right? Um, anyway, make a choice and tell us why and that is all you need to do to participate in Choose and Defend Wednesday!

What is your favorite thing about Spring?

Baby Animals




Aren't those all rather nice? But one must be your favorite Springtime least for today. Choose and Defend!


Tara said...

Flowers! I feel more hopeful when I see new blossoms, especially when Ohio's Spring weather is usually a mixed bag of rain, snow, slushy rain and ice.

My mom would choose baseball. She gets excited around the time spring training starts for the Cleveland Indians. :D

Jasen Buch said...

Baseball. I don't think I have to defend this answer. Baseball is a great sport. GO TRIBE!

silly rabbit said...

AAAAGGGG! I am so torn between baseball and flowers!

Don't get me wrong, little baby animals are so cute, but I just don't see many.

Flowers show up first. I have seeds that have sprouted that will be sun flowers soon. I do love that renewal of hope that growing things bring to life.

But rats! I mean... it's baseball!
I'm going to have to go with baseball. I am ready to cheer and ready to see some wins. Go Red Sox!

Anonymous said...

This is a no brainer for animals. Seriously? Is there even a debate?

Anonymous said...

Spring is a bastard for the embittered and the misanthropic. "April is the cruellest month" is how Eliot opened "The Waste Land," and for good reason. All that beauty and rebirth, "Memory and desire, stirring/Dull roots with spring rain."

Fortunately I'm not embittered, so I'll take flowers. Dey purty. Go Cubbies!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Definitely not baseball. I don't like sports, period, but baseball is particularly dreadful to me. Sort of in the golf category.

So, although that lamb is almost obscenely cute, you know I'm going to have to vote for flowers. There is something so amazingly wonderful about everything bursting into bloom. It just makes me feel alive.

dmarks said...

Too bad you can't have them altogether, say, with baseball teams such as the "West Dakota Daisy-Lambs"

laura b. said...

Tara: If this was the winter of out discontent, here's hoping this is our spring of awesomeness :) I am counting your mom's vote too! One for Flowers. One for Baseball.

Jasen: Sure, go Tribe! Two for Baseball.

Silly: I just love sunflowers. And sure, go Red Sox! Three for Baseball.

Silver: I know, right?!?! :) One for Baby Animals.

James: Hey, I am emittered and misanthropic! Looks like my time has come. And sure, go Cubs! Two for Flowers.

Secret: I am not a real sports fan, although an outdoor event in nice weather can be relaxing.
I definitely agree about flower power :) Three for Flowers.

Dmarks: haha! Leave it to you to solve this complex issue so efficiently :) I bet the West Dakota Daisy-Lambs would be my favorite team ever!

Everyone: Let's see...the score is now 1 Baby Animals - 3 Baseball - 3 Flowers...and 1 for combining all three together! Anyone else want to talk about Spring with us? Come on!

NoRegrets said...

Flowers! They smell nicer than baby animals or sweaty baseball players.

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: I'd say as a general rule, that is true :) Four for Flowers.