On a recent walk around town I talked to a neighbor, who like me is also making his daily round. I mentioned to him that I had observed over the years that nature in our little community was as perfectly as it can get in synchrony with the seasons. As surely as we have snow for Christmas, Mother Nature begins to stir in the West Kootenays on or around the spring equinox.
My neighbor agreed, “We are sitting on the right time line here in God’s country.”
Yes, I know that down at the coast, people enjoy the blooming of snowdrops in early February and golfers in Victoria are playing their favorite game on New Year’s Eve. But I like to experience the quarterly changes that best symbolize our journey through life.
Here are a few photos I have taken only a few days ago showing the beauty of vernal awakening in the budding of trees, bushes and flowers. The promise of new life is also evident in the spiritual renewal we may find in the celebration of Easter every year in spring.