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Glenbow Overcomes The Brown Season
Brown season has no official beginning or end, unlike spring and winter with their accompanying equinoxes heralding the next season with exactitude.
Most people recognize the signs of the end of brown but it is more of a creep than an equinoctial announcement. Lively green overtakes dead brown in the flower garden as folks sneer and grab and pull at pesky grass outstripping the yard one blade at a time. The landscape so carefully domesticated last gardening season succumbs to the fast creep of weeds. Oh how they move when we slumber. At Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park there is not much weed pulling taking place, no taming of the landscape, no training weeds that their emergence is a declaration of war. It is just plain old fashioned “walk in the park” and other equally calming activities as late spring overrides even the brownest of patches in the darkest corners of the more than 1,300 hectares of foothills parkland. Mother Nature wipes her brush with a wide swath and “Eureka!” Brown season becomes mottled into green under the scape of fluffy late spring clouds and soft evening sunsets. Off with the brown coat, on with the green shirt!
There is a lot more going on at the park than walking, you just might be surprised (see http://www.grpf.ca/programs).
Wildflowers On Every Andalucia Road
Colourful wildflowers are waving by the road side waiting to be appreciated everywhere in Andalucia, Spain.
One of the best ways to experience them up close is to hop on a bicycle and get peddling on a rural road in Andalucia. Unnoticed by most Spanish motorists as they whiz by attending to life’s toils, the cyclist has the time to indulge in their nodding heads and fanciful attire, especially on the up slopes as peddling slows to a grind. On a bicycle, gripping the bars in low gear for long, interminable minutes, grinding up the 30% grade with the sun staring at you, pavement unyielding in the heat, with all of this focus on the road below, the smile on the flowers’ faces makes each downstroke all the more doable. If you take the time to keep the flowers in the front of the stage they will keep the eye wandering around the image to other things of interest. Andalucia has a wealth of curious things behind these beauties.
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