For Instant Spring, Just Add Water

By: jkissnhug

Mar 28 2014

Category: Uncategorized

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It’s spring everywhere! After a drought, the few bursts of rain have brought everything to life. For instant spring, just add water.

The creek is flowing. The ponds are full. Mallards are paired up. Garter snakes are mating. California newts are laying their egg sacs. Pacific Toads are slugging their way to the pond. Pacific Pond Turtles are hatching. Wildflowers and fruit trees are blooming. White-striped Sphynx moths are pollinating. Pacific Chorus Frogs, out of nowhere, are nightly singing their serenade in 100-part harmony.

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Officially, Thursday was the first day of spring. Oh, boy, was it.

For me, there are few better ways to spend the day than on an all-day nature journaling hike with naturalist illustrator, John Muir Laws. Another testament to the old adage that some of the best things in life are free.

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The day was nothing short of transcendental. Here are the ingredients: sunshine, the…

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One comment on “For Instant Spring, Just Add Water”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this with others. How lovely to see it worthy of reblogging. Have a beautiful spring. – Jacki


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