Spring Arrives March 20!

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad to see spring arrive. For some reason, the winter months always seem to drag by, while summer passes by in an instant.

March is a very transformative month in Lancaster County. The photo above, which was shot at Pool Forge in Narvon, exemplifies the notion that March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb.

March allows us to enjoy the last remnants of winter, as lingering snow storms typically deliver a few surprise dustings that blanket the area with a frozen beauty. March also holds the promise of warmer weather. We marvel over the fact that once again our corner of the world “springs” back to life. Grass begins to turn green, flowering plants such as crocus, daffodils and tulips start to push through the soil, and buds become obvious on ornamental trees.

Every season has its own beauty, but since the dawn of time, spring has always represented a transformation to new life. Each spring I like to set new personal goals for myself; they usually center on new places I would like to explore and trails I would like to hike around the area.

I hope some of you personalize spring’s transition and become inspired to get out and explore more of nature for yourself. March is a perfect time to get started! Whether your goal is to savor the last days of winter or to welcome the first days of spring, at this time of the year there’s a beautiful show going on outdoors in Lancaster County.

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