Springtime In Austin- Thought Box Writing Prompt


SPRINGTIME IN AUSTIN

This week I decided to create a “thought box” full of writing prompts to get me writing outside of my box. Once a week, I’ll draw a new topic and write away! For my first topic, I drew “What is your favorite season.” If you need some inspiration or want to make a box of your own, I made a page for that!

Austin Spring Inspiration Art
I’ve started a sketch journal for writing inspirations. P.S. I’m a terrible artist.

 

It wasn’t difficult for me to decide my favorite season, all I had to do was take a quick look outside.

Springtime in Texas is quite unique, mostly because of it’s briefness.

It usually seems to coincide with SXSW, which is great because SXSW always serves as my reminder that I need to switch my closet out from my winter clothes to my summer clothes. It’s an unfortunate thing to have a small closet, but it keeps me on top of bagging up the ones I don’t wear and donating them to Goodwill.

I absolutely detest being cold. I’m the type of gal who wears socks to bed even when it’s 70 degrees out. I also don’t enjoy being hot, which is something that comes with the territory 9 months out of the year. Spring is the only 6 weeks when I am truly comfortable. I love wearing flowery dresses and bright colors, and springtime means I can wear my favorite clothes with only a light cardigan.

Pretty flowers

Springtime in Texas means wildflowers along the highways for as far as the eye can see. I thank Lady Bird Johnson every single day for the initiatives she took in the conservation and beautification of our landscape. I know not everyone agrees with me, but I can’t get enough of seeing pictures of families and dogs posing in the beautiful bluebonnets.

Bluebonnets in Texas

Springtime in Texas means flip flops and ice tea. Two things that I just can’t bring myself to enjoy year round, even when the weather permits. I especially enjoy drinking iced tea out of these turquoise glasses that my grandmother gave me. It reminds me of afternoons at my grandparents house, sitting in butterfly chairs underneath a giant oak tree.

Spring means crawfish boils. Good conversations. Leisurely get togethers with friends.

crawfish boil

Springtime in Texas means live music and festivals every weekend. This weekend is Eeyore’s Birthday Party at Pease park, and I can’t wait to spend some quality time people watching. There’s nothing quite like seeing hundreds of people wearing nothing but nipple tassels while hula hooping with their small children. I’m not being critical either, it really is a glorious site!

Springtime in Texas means long hikes on the Greenbelt, and the very good probability that there will actually be water. My boyfriend and I have taken up geocaching and it’s wonderful to search for hidden treasures without the heat melting you into slosh.

Austin Greenbelt Bull Creek

Springtime means one last camping trip before it gets too hot to sleep outside. It means hours spent hiking with my boyfriend and a good excuse to be completely cut off from the rest of society.

hiking

Springtime in Texas means longer days and beautiful sunsets.

sunset austin

Springtime in Texas means fresh tomatoes from my father’s garden, mint grown by my grandmother, and sweet pineapples from the market.

tomato

In short, I wish this wonderful season lasted a little longer, but I’m always happy when it’s here. That’s not to say spring doesn’t come with it’s downfalls.

Springtime in Texas also means allergies, poison ivy, higher electricity bills and mosquitoes.

But if that’s the worst it’s got, I’ll take it.

What’s your favorite season?

 

 

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  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    that’s how i feel about fall. it’s my fave season but it’s too brief. i can’t stand summer heat and i swear a texas summer is the hottest! mosquitoes are the worst! hehe

  • http://www.audielou.com Audrey

    Ooh, Texas’ spring sounds better than Ohio’s… Regardless, I’m a Fall-loving, jean wearing, bon fire building girl :) Winter comes second.

    I haven’t said it yet, but your pup is the cutest!!

  • http://www.why-girls-are-weird.com Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird

    We don’t get much of a spring in WI. Just two days ago it was SNOWING here. I much prefer fall even though it’s so short.

  • http://theramblingllama.blogspot.com/ Melissa The Llama

    LOVE Spring. In GA spring and summer are my favorites. TONS of flowers, lots of outside time, and gorgeous weather.

  • http://www.thenashvillianblog.com/ Ash @ The Nashvillian

    Oh, I absolutely hate being cold too!

  • SuzLyfe

    Springtime in Atlanta. I’m beginning to think that my blog is a love letter to it!!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Ah I hear ya about the mosquitoes. They are the death of me.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    Ah man, I do love a good bonfire! Ah thanks Stevie Ticks is the best!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    I can’t even imagine snow right now, or really ever. I think it kinda snowed/iced 2 years ago.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    I need to get to GA. I bet I would love it!

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    It’s the worst! I’d much rather sweat.

  • http://www.carissajaded.com Carissa

    haha I need to see Atlanta. I’ve only been there a few times but only when it was super hot!

  • http://tillthensmileoften.com/ Kerry

    Fall is my favorite season, but those sunsets are beautiful. I fully support one last camping trip!

  • Britt Nicole

    I hear you about hiking and getting lost from reality! This is a fun post… it totally lifted up my otherwise tough day at work. Thank you for this!! :) ~ britt-n.com

  • http://www.kati-rose.com/ Kati Rose

    I was so bummed last year when I was in Austin and all anyone ever talks about during spring in Texas is the bluebonnets and they were all dead by the time I got there :(

  • http://www.therandomwritings.com/ Rachel G

    I very much detest being cold, and in Michigan, spring is always so cold–for that reason, summer is pretty firmly my favorite season. I can imagine having my mind changed if I’d ever experienced a texas summer.

  • http://knittedhome.blogspot.com/ Annie

    I hear ya on the closet! I keep downsizing my clothes because I hate switching them out after seasons (I’d rather keep cardigans + scarves + tights in my closet for the colder days to warm up my dresses + t-shirts + jeans). My hubby on the other hand seems to think he needs all three drawer-fulls of t-shirts on top of 2 drawers of jeans (that’s not even looking at his closet half of work clothes that he usually lives in….) Maybe one day he’ll pair it down when he sees the light 😉

    I live in NW Ohio so spring is a bit longer season here, but not by much. And it is usually more wet, bone-chilly, or a freak snow flurry. Then summer hits one day with 80* and spring is gone just like that. I used to think Autumn was my favorite season for all its cute fashion layers, but the more I garden the more I get incredibly invigorated with spring + the promise of new life (aka the little green sprouts all over the garden + people’s yards). I’ve never been to Texas but it sounds beautiful!
    #daringcreative