Spring glorious spring. While spring itself may not technically be an “off grid livin’” topic, all things being connected, and all things are connected, it is now. And, besides, I simply cannot help myself. This season has captivated and enthralled me, each and every moment of it. From the wild and wooly rain storms, (rain, oh how I love thee), to mild mornings filled with lemony light and balmy breezes. It is as if Ms. Nature has donned her finest and is dancing a fandango. She catches the eye with wildflowers on every spin. Splashes of purple lupine, cascades of golden poppies,
carpets of pink clover, red columbine winking from shady corners, and blue-eyed grass waving in the wind, flowers of a seemingly endless variety, of all colors shapes and texture. Bees and butterflies abound, birds sing and soar, more new life than we have seen in years. And the green: translucent new leaf green in oaks and maples, the rich velvety green of mossy ravines, sweeps of vibrant lush grass- green on the hillsides, delicate pale green fern colonies. The earth is fecund and luscious and full of promise. It feels so right. I want to dance a fandango myself! I feel a wee anxious as this season draws to it’s inevitable close, I do not want it to end. But end it must as summer pushes for her turn on the dance floor.
I am filled with gratitude to live in our beautiful world. I am also filled with a renewed sense of commitment to do my part to preserve this beauty, for myself and for generations to come.