Charlottesville Spring

Last night Michael and I sat down, over hot fudge ice cream sundaes, and made a list of activities we’re looking forward to completing this spring season. Sometimes we’re so focused on our favorite summer pastimes – yard games, beach visits, making “grown-up” popsicles, and trips to the farmer’s market – that we almost let spring pass us by without taking advantage of its unique offerings. (Truthfully, part of our overlooking the spring season could be blamed on our southern heritage – springtime in the South is a much longer (and warmer!) season than it is here in Maine, but I’d say we’re slowly getting used to making the most of these chillier springs here in New England.)

Our hopes in sharing the list on Map & Menu is that we’ll have a bit of accountability and actually partake in these springtime activities we don’t always get to enjoy. (Our friend Emily does a similar thing by sharing monthly progress on her her 101 in 1001!) If you have any suggestions for our list, we’d love to hear them below. Happy spring, friends!

Play a few games of tennis!
Plant our annual Easter plant, a tradition we’ve had since becoming homeowners.
A lunchtime picnic on the Eastern Promenade.
Open one of our Scribe rosé bottles. (I always jump the gun and start drinking rosé in the spring.)
Celebrate our birthdays!
Polish our julep cups in preparation for many mint juleps – our favorite spring cocktail.
Attend a Portland Sea Dogs game.
Eat our weight in fiddleheads!
Plant our baby bath with herbs.

Monticello Tulips

Spring

Fearrington House

Eastern-Promenade-Picnic

Lilacs

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7 comments on “Spring To-Dos

  1. Picking strawberries, of course! :)

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    • Meredith:

      Ah! If only our strawberry season wasn’t in late June, we’d be all over this suggestion. We’ll have to live vicariously through our southern friends like you!

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  2. Spring will come won’t it?! Love your beautiful pictorial reminders.
    Karen

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  3. I forgot to send my suggestion for the list.
    Plant corn mache in a pot or in the cold frame.
    Karen

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    • Meredith:

      This is a wonderful suggestion, Karen – thanks so much!

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  4. I love how you guys took the time to sit down and think about what you wanted to do together this spring! I love that! My boyfriend is in law school and I really miss being able to plan things to do together on the weekends.

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  5. best part of this list is rosé ;) One thing on my spring list is to go picnic with friends at Valley Forge… and now thinking rosé needs to be involved!

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