Spring Comes to White Bird

What can you say about Spring?Syringa/State Flower of Idaho

 

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.
~Charles Dickens

Bloom where you are planted.
~1 Corinthians 7:20-24

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

A kind word is like a spring day.
~Russian Proverb

An optimist is the human personification of spring. 
~Susan J. Bissonette

That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.
~L.M. Montgomery

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”
~Gustav Mahler

No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.
~Hal Borland

 

What’s in a Name?  How did the Spring season get its name?

Before Spring was called Spring, it was called Lent in Old English.  Starting in the 14th century, that time of year was called “springing time”—a reference to plants “springing” from the ground.  In the 15th century this got shortened to “spring-time,” and then further shortened in the 16th century to just “spring.”