And if you're in a wheelchair, suddenly the world outside has opened up to you again. You can get outside and go places without your tires coming in wet and coated with grit. I've said before that you can't imagine what a difference this means for me.
Can you see the green shoots rising? Spring is when all kinds of flowers grow and bloom again, like these Tulips and Hyacinths just poking out of the ground. Everyone notices this and rejoices, but gardeners go a little mad and start frequenting the nurseries (what are we going to do this year?) looking for new plants. Here it will mean a whole raft of outdoor work getting the garden ready and watching things grow.
The wildlife wakes up too, and sometimes groggily stumbles about the first few days. This raccoon walked all the way across the golf course yesterday, disappearing behind our shed. Sadly many raccoons, skunks and other mammals are killed on the roads at this time of year, unaware of the hazard vehicles represent. And soon it will be turtle slaughter season too (maybe I'm being a bit cynical there).
One thing I realize I'm leaving out are the sound of spring. Frogs will be calling from the wetlands, and birds calling everywhere. Stick your head out the door early in the morning and it's just a chorus of voices. Unfortunately I'm not up early enough to hear the best part of this. But spring is definitely here.