As we roll into the first week of spring, the world feels like it’s emerging from a year-long winter of the pandemic. Twists and turns still lie ahead, but optimism toward a gradual return to some sense of normalcy is palpable.
As the bright hues of daffodils and tulips and the glowing pastels of plum and cherry blossoms bring a perennial feeling of renewal and happiness, signs of illness waning and society opening up bring hope and relief.
With each year we get older, the cycle of the seasons seems to spin by faster and faster. In this historic health crisis, though, it feels like we’ve been living in an endless gray season. Many of us have lost our normal sense of time passing, feeling as if an entire year disappeared like a blip on a screen.
As flowers blossom and we open into a hopeful period, may time slow down again so we can savor the things we’ve been missing: time with friends and loved ones, activities in spaces we haven’t been able to visit, and a greater sense of serenity.
As we continue putting one foot forward, we might remind ourselves to tread wisely to keep the spring momentum moving forward!
This week’s Hike Notes are from the archives, Lake Lagunitas Loop, a less than two mile walk featuring lovely wildflowers around one of the stunning Marin Watershed lakes.
The long list of Hikes can be found on the Quick View Hike List and on the main Hikes page. All past Insights posts can also be viewed in the Insights/Hike Update News archives.
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This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 15): Lake Lagunitas Loop
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