Kate, William and I just returned from a 3-day trip to the cottage with my parents over March break. It always feels good to get out of the city and into the country. I love how it awakens the senses.
There were wonderful signs of spring to be seen everywhere - melting snow, full creeks, and moist moss.
When you paused you could hear trickling water, rustling dry leaves, wind in the treetops, and birds chirping.
There was the smell of damp earth and fir trees.
(did you know that little plant with the red berry is wintergreen)
I always thought early spring was a bit dull, but once I got looking, listening, and smelling there were a lot of things to awaken the senses!