As Welcome as a Virginia Spring . . .

Finally.  Our daffodils are in full bloom, and the forsythia has scattered a yellow carpet across the sidewalk.  The cold and dampness of winter have reluctantly retreated, and spring’s warmth is a friendly welcome.

I love watching the trees, flowers and grass emerge from their sleep, and  I want to stop time and walk through my yard, examining every single bud, each tiny little leaf, and watch the robins as they hunt down lunch right here in my back yard.

I can hardly wait to open the kitchen door each morning and invite the sweet music of our songbirds inside to keep me company as I prepare breakfast. Within the week, the mountains will come alive with wide swaths of red buds with ribbons of white dogwoods laced throughout, then the colors will be gently eased out by emerging green.   This area is so spectacularly beautiful, and I feel so blessed to live here.  I do not take my good fortune for granted,  ever.

Spring’s arrival brings a feeling of exhilaration and a burst of energy. I fully engage myself in spring cleaning and getting the porches set up for leisurely afternoons.  I plant new flowers, try new recipes for our guests and simply spend precious time outdoors soaking up the sun. It is during this time the dreary days of winter become but a distant memory, and the time has arrived to enjoy the outdoors and focus on summertime guests.

Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast
525 W. Main Street
Wytheville, Virginia 24382

Listed on National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register