A Tale of Four Seasons in Two Places
Spring: In my world, spring is the first season of the year. It is a time of renewal, light returning, life lifting and shifting, new birth and hope.
In Long Beach, spring is all about the birds that migrate through, and those who stay in the marsh, meadow and beach to raise their young. Every day provides opportunities to enjoy nature!
In Vancouver, spring is all about grooming my gardens to keep them healthy and attractive. Over 30 years planting and nourishing the grounds, my little world has become a natural habitat for birds, and a sanctuary for me. Spring flowers start early and there’s usually something blooming – or about to bloom all year long.
Summer: A time to play outside, enjoy temperate weather, gather with friends and family. I do beieve it will be possible again sometime in 2021.
Long Beach is a popular summer vacation destination. We prefer to have our unit be available for guests, so we avoid being there at high occupancy times, from mid-June through late-August. However, early summer and late summer are lovely.
Summer in Vancouver, is a time to enjoy the fruits of my springtime labor, to sit by the pond and read, write, think, visit and to be entertained watching the birds living here, as they raise their young.
Autumn: With fading light and cooler weather, foliage and birds change and transform.
Long Beach is glorious in autumn. The marshes have receded and birds are moving through to their winter grounds. Mushrooms pop up along the damp pathways, and deer munch in the meadow.
Vancouver is also lovely in autumn. The many deciduous trees and berry bushes turn bright yellow orange and red, birds either stay year-round or fly off toward warmer climes. As the rains arrive, garden furniture is stored, we move inside.
Winter is the end of the year in my world. Though generally not sever in either Long Beach or Vancouver, winter in these parts is generally wet, and often windy at the edge of the continent.
Winter is heavy weather and king-tide season at Long Beach, a time to know when high tides are expected, and to respect their might.
Winter in Vancouver is usually filled with holiday cheer, and always daily walks. Sometimes it rains, sometimes the sun shines, and occasionally we have snow.
Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate onward. Mask-up and stay safe.🐾