It’s that amazing time of year…the time when the cool winter winds change to a warm spring breeze. The flowers start to poke through the ground, the bees start their hunt for sweet flowers, and the birds diligently search for a home in the trees.

I love spring. Having lived in a tropical climate for ten years, it is something I miss terribly. I was so thankful to have last year in America. I soaked up every moment of spring. It is a time filled with hope, dreams of new beginnings, and a wash of gratitude as flowers bloom and birds sing.

So today, I offer you these inSPiRING quotes and photos. May they inspire you in your scrapbooking and in your life. There is nothing quite so beautiful as spring.

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens,Great Expectations

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~Virgil A. Kraft

Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing. ~Albert Laighton

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain

Every April, God rewrites the Book of Genesis. ~Author Unknown

The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. ~Robert Frost

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

The front door to springtime is a photographer’s best friend. ~Terri Guillemets

You can’t see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it’s there. It’s the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. ~Paul Fleischman