Spring, now, is the complete opposite of winter. When you think of spring, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is that intense bloom of flowers, different plants all giving off their own unique bee attractor. It’s full of aromas, almost by definition.

But it’s more than that.

It’s that first breath of fresh air you get after being cooped up in the house all winter long. That first crisp note, the breeze tickling your nose and reminding you of the summer that’s arriving soon.

It’s that oxidized smell that’s hard to define, but somehow universally understood to mean that rain is on the way. It’s anticipation, renewal, a sign of things to come.

It’s when you first start digging up your garden, turning over that rich, earthy scent as you muck about in the soil for the first time in ages. It’s finding that connection with nature, realizing you’re not so different from it after all.

Spring is more than just bright, gaudy flowers. It’s that sense of change, the herald of an entire year to come.

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