Beauty. Natural light. Vibrant color. Fresh blooms. Sweet smells. Tranquility. These are some of the things that come to mind when I think about our trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Spring is here, and I couldn’t be happier. Coming off a harsh winter, there is nothing nicer than walking around in the sunshine without a heavy coat. Taking in the views of the tiny buds coming to new life in a new year reminds me why this change of seasons is important. It forces you to pay attention. To appreciate the nature that surrounds you and the warmer, happier months ahead. At least, I think they are happier. I’m sure there is someone out there who loves the snow. To be bundled up, cozy and toasty by the fireplace with a good book and a hot chocolate. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy those moments for what they are worth. And those moments get me through the winter season. But I am much happier outside in the sunshine and warmth. I enjoy taking long walks, picnicking in the park, riding my bike, hiking through the woods, jumping into the ocean, sipping a pina colada, and everything else that comes with these warmer seasons ahead. The blooming flowers at the Botanic Garden give me the sense as if this is the real start of the new year. And it makes me excited for the adventures of what’s to come for this little family of mine.
After an exceptionally gorgeous three days we just experienced here in Brooklyn…today I don’t even mind the rain. Cheers to spring, and everything it brings.