Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, it is a time of emergence.
For most, spring is an ending. An ending to a long winter, and a chance to return to the sunshine.
For those of us in the business of horticulture though, spring takes on a very different meaning. Spring is a time of beginning, a time to get back to work, a time to reconnect with life and with our greater purpose.
When you have worked seasonally for as long as I have, your own biorhythms sync with those of mother nature. You begin to grow weary as the days shorten in autumn, and feel renewed as the snow pack melts in spring. It is a connection to the natural world that isn’t found in most professions.
I welcome the change of each season joyfully, knowing that each tick of nature’s clock brings with it new wonders and the return of familiar old friends. Spring is especially welcome for me this year, as life has thrown me a few curves this winter. I could never hit a curve…