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With the temps dipping lately, we’ve caught ourselves longing for warmer and greener times. We’ve even found ourselves daydreaming that we were camped out in Zilker Park during the summer, waiting to see our favorite band perform live (sunburn be damned!).
And a chilly hike down our beloved Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail left us feeling as colorless and barren as the naked trees and bushes that surrounded us.
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Simply put, we miss spring in Austin, and we’re pretty sure these 10 photos will get you right there with us…
1.) When spring in Austin finally comes, we’ll be like…
2.) Because we’re totally obsessed with bluebonnets.
3.) And Spring sunrises make everything seem better.
4.) Because Spring is the best time to enjoy a sweet treat!
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The Badger Flame Beet has invaded Austin and made it’s way to only 1 scoop shop in town…OURS!🙌Introducing, Badger Flame Beet Dreamsicle!🍊Made by local chef, @philipspeer , this creamy and unique blend of Orange Vanilla & Beet ice cream is paired with a decadent Caramel Beet swirl to make the dreamiest flavor in town!🤩🍦
5.) SXSW means crazy traffic but amazing music nonstop.
6.) Did we mention we really really dig kites?
7.) Spring is our favorite time of year to explore Zilker Botanical Garden…
8.) and stop to smell the roses.
9.) Because everything’s so freaking green we could keel over and die of happiness…
10.) Which would be fine because we would have the Best. View. Ever.
Are you weeping yet? Don’t worry! In all of its drizzly and colorful majesty, spring in Austin will be here before you know it, bringing joy to wildflower-frolicking pups and music fanatics everywhere. Until then, we suggest that you curl up with a steamy cup of hot chocolate and make a list of local spring adventures that you can’t wait to embark on when March rolls around again.
*This post was first published in 2016 and has been updated as of February 2020.
Featured photo: Flickr user Basheer Tome, CC licensed