Spring. Spr"ing". I think it's more like spr"ing". All around me "ing's" are happening. Blooming, bike-riding, manure'ing, singing, planting, walking, enjoying, breathing deeply, you get the picture. All the 'ing' words I can think of are floating through my brain as I ride. My legs are pumping, my lungs are filling, my muscles are tiring and I am thankful for all of the beauty and peace in my world.
While that beauty and peace are always around me I am not always aware of it or appreciative of it, especially during the dreary days of winter. Don't get me wrong, I love the Fraser Valley. I just don't love winter in the Fraser Valley. I know it's hard to complain, particularly in light of the winter that has gripped the rest of the country, but I am SO, SO glad that spring is making inroads.
While March 20th/21st are considered the 'first' day of spring, in my world it isn't official until I've taken that first longer bike ride of the season. So, now it's official. Welcome Spring!