Spring is nature’s way of saying,
There is something about spring that’s so lovable. What’s not to love about getting outdoors—in the longer-lasting, sunny days of spring—without having to suit up. Life in the spring lane means I notice things more—or maybe there is just more to notice—like the sounds of returning birds and happy pond frogs or quick sightings of baby bunnies, ducklings, and frolicking squirrels.
And the colour of spring! Is there anything more hopeful than the singular spring colours in the leaves and grass and fields? My spirits rise when flowers start to bloom. Without a really fixed plan to do so, I find myself echoing the bright aura of their colour pallet, shedding my taupe, black, brown and greys for vibrant reds, yellows, purples and sky-blues.
I know for sure that I get more done in the spring. It’s easier for me to revitalize my exercise regimen when I use nature as my outdoor gymnasium. Spring is the time to live in the sunshine, eat outside and drink in the air.
Do you think that people smile more in the spring?
Our ‘Greener Pastures’ issue this month introduces several topics that can make you feel like spring, too. Articles such as ‘Super Productive Vegetable Garden’ and ‘7 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food in the City’ opened up my mind to things I can do to grow a more bountiful harvest this year and, at the same time, become a tiny bit less dependant on store-bought produce.
And what says spring more than suiting up for a rugby or soccer game at our newlyrenovated Westhills Stadium or taking leisurely strolls through open air, local food markets that pop up throughout the West Shore. Check out all local market locations and springtime sporting events in our community events online portal.
Smile. It’s spring!