While the calendar says January 1st is "officially" the first day of the new year, I am not quite convinced! I had always associated spring with the new year.
It is a time of new growth. Colour returns to the landscape as the snow melts and is replaced by vivid green grass and flashes of bright wildflowers. It is a time of awakening. Trees dust the snow off their limbs as they wake up to reach to the sky and unfurl their leaves to catch the warming sun. It is a time of activity. Animals return from their winter homes to the south, those that stayed are energized by the excitement and anticipation for a new season. It is a time of promise and potential. New ideas are formed, new friends are made, and new adventures are had.
Welcome spring, and all that you bring!
News, reflections, notes and other ramblings from the trail by PTBO Flora founder Rachel.