It’s the first full day of spring 2016. It’s a mix in the Pacific Northwest…rain, grey skies, and yet the the trees and flowers are budding and blooming.
Did you see that Easter next year will be on April 16th? But, it is not the latest date on record. http://www.snopes.com/holidays/easter/easterdate.asp
A Spring Verse from http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-2016-vernal-equinox
One swallow does not make a spring.
Bluebirds are a sign of spring; warm weather and gentle south breezes they bring.
In spring, no one thinks of the snow that fell last year.
Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies.
The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.
An inspiration plenty. The Hibulb Cultural Center is showcasing the Project 562 exhibit….ends June 11th! Matika Wilbur is presenting an extraordinary exhibition of portraits of Native Americans devoted to the protection of the sacred and the natural. In three words… beautiful. inspirational. powerful. There are 562+ tribal nations in the United States. View the exhibit and check out project562.com
Spending time in Northwest Washington, even in winter, will make your weekend or weekday a good one. It’s March and at this time of year you’ll see budding trees and flowers as you make your way from one city (or town) to another. You just might experience a rain and wind storm too.
Start the weekend off right with a wine tasting at Hellams Vineyard in La Conner and go in search of daffodil fields. Enjoy a tasty dinner at A’Town Bistro in Anacortes. End the weekend with a day in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
While in Friday Harbor, stop in at San Juan Island Cheese for sparkling wine and the World Board. The cheeseboards and lunch plates are delicious at this small family-owned local cheese counter and lunch bistro. Sip wine, taste cheese, eat lunch, eat in or take it to go.
It’s almost spring… which makes it a perfect time to get out in nature. Budding trees, flowers, and moss await you. Check out a few Western Washington lowland hikes and more ~