The promise of spring has been present for some time now as we proceeded through winter - from the warming days to the lengthening daylight hours - and finally today we have begun this new season!
I've always felt that spring is an exciting season, it is fresh and new and full of the promise.
Soon wildflowers, like the spring beauties pictured here from yesteryear, will bring flashes of colour to the landscape, putting the limited colour palate of winter firmly behind us.
Time has a funny way of escaping me, and I don't think that this is a unique experience that I alone have. Last year saw a lot of changes in my life - I moved from Peterborough to Kingston and started graduate school - time seemed to move faster last year. And while I do my best to take time and make time to explore the world beyond my window, I didn't feel like I could add enough minutes or hours to my days. Before I knew it the greens were turning to browns and the world was carpeted in the quiet white of winter. I can't say whether this year will be any different, I feel a new suite of changes laying ahead in wait for me. But spring is full of promise, and I can hope that it promises to afford me more time to wander the fields, forests and fens that I am so fond of.
News, reflections, notes and other ramblings from the trail by PTBO Flora founder Rachel.