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Old Year and New Year by Christina Rossetti

New Year met me somewhat sad:
Old Year left me tired,
Stripped of favourite things I had
Baulked of much desired:
Yet further on my road to-day
God willing, further on my way.

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With winter ending

how is it that you celebrate Spring

What do you associate with this Spring period



  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,592 ✭✭✭✭

    Spring is the time of the year for cherry blossom viewing. The tiny flowers and petals are really something you don't want to miss. They're beautiful in full bloom, and they're beautiful when they leave the branches.
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 904 OTT

    And this is another Spring festival .


    @torellip @Bubbly @NatashaT @Just-Learn @Anurada @Shiny03 @peaceculture2 @aladdin @gerry @gam01hr @mohit_singh @pratyushbat @abhishekb9099 @ThomasJude @Ariemes @Indu07 @[email protected] @nomad81 @Yellowtail @Paulette @Frank @takafromtokyo @mheredge @peaceculture2 @Lynne @Dora @prateek @Johnofvillage @Rema @Shishio13
    @jasmin @Janjard @leertip en @Margreth59:
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 16,821 mod

    Springtime for me is the time of the lambs they are so cute. In my neighborhood there are a lot of meadows with new lambs ( black and white) and their bleating sounds like music to your ears. They romp with each other and you can also see how they drink at their mothers.

    And also people start to moving outdoors and there is more activity and all of this make me very happy.
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 945 Teacher
    It´s not spring time for me - autumn is here, and winter is coming...

    This is not my favourite time of year!! :s
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,592 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh, cause you're in the south hemisphere! Winters and summers are opposite to us. I'd like to see Christmas in summer in your place. I'm curious!

  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,592 ✭✭✭✭
    Spring is the end of the school year in Japan. Basically, public schools in Japan starts in April and ends in March. For some students, it's time to step up a grade, for some it's time for graduation or enrollment. It inevitably makes us think of leaving our familiar places and meeting with new friends. It's the season of loneliness and sadness, but at the same time, expectations and happiness. It's a beautiful season.

    What about in your country?
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 904 OTT
    @filauzio and the spring brings blossoms
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 16,821 mod

    In my country, Belgium, is the end of the school year in June. Some students are finished their studies and graduate, other students receive an attest what they can choice for the future. The months July and August are holidays for the students. The start of a new school year is on September.
  • Indu07Indu07 Posts: 116 ✭✭
    Spring is arrived in London too. Indeed, it is a wonderful season. Some trees are in full bloom and the daffodils along the fence are ready to give birth to their bright yellow blossoms.
  • jasminjasmin Posts: 42 ✭✭
    I have never been to Japan. And i would love to visit someday on springtime. It's my wish to see cherry blossoms.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,592 ✭✭✭✭
    So, school starts in September in Belgium!
    I've heard before that starting schools in September is the mainstream in the world, and Japan is a rare exception.
  • EminaCEminaC Posts: 59 ✭✭
    Spring is my favorite season. Evrything beginning to grow, and people are more happy than during the winter.
  • EminaCEminaC Posts: 59 ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    @jackelliot Yes of course summer is very beautiful, but I prefer spring.
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 904 OTT
    @EminaC it is lovely also
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 35,574 mod
    Of course summer in the northern hemisphere is winter in the southern hemisphere, so now can be the best time to visit some areas like Queensland in Australia where it gets unbearably hot in the summer.
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