Ah, spring in Minnesota - that magical time of year when the snow melts, the birds start chirping, and the mosquitos come out to play. If you're a Minnesotan, you know that spring is a season like no other, and it's finally here!
Here are some things that I think make spring in Minnesota special:
The Great Meltdown
In Minnesota, spring means saying goodbye to your trusty snow shovel and hello to mud boots. As the snow starts to melt, the landscape transforms into a slushy, muddy mess. Our front yard has turned into a bit of a pond, and ducks were in it yesterday... But hey, at least it's a sign that the warmer weather has arrived, right?
The Sound of Music
One of the best things about spring in Minnesota is the sound of birds chirping. After months of cold and quiet, it's a welcome change to hear the sweet melodies of robins and blue jays. Sunday I actually had a hard time deciphering which chirps were coming from outside and which were from having The Masters on the TV. Of course, there's always that one bird that decides to start singing at 4am outside your bedroom window, but we'll forgive them for it.
The Great Outdoors
The trails are muddy right now, and the ice up north looks like it's not going anywhere anytime soon, but with spring comes the chance to finally get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it's a walk around the lake or a bike ride through the park, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy this warm weather.
Spring is also the start of festival season in Minnesota. From the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival to the many, many country festivals and concerts, there's always something going on in the Twin Cities.
Last but not least, spring means it's time for some good old-fashioned spring cleaning. It's the perfect excuse to get rid of all the junk that's been piling up in your garage over the winter and start fresh. And who knows, maybe you'll even find that missing mitten you've been searching for all season.