Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring

The sun is shining and we’re having longer stretches of warmer weather.  Makes me anxious to welcome spring.  And, spring in Paonia, and throughout the North Fork Valley, is always miraculous.  Lambs and calves are in the pastures. The orchards and vineyards bloom. The perennials in the gardens come back to life after a dormant winter.  Even the adobe hills turn green. Everywhere there are signs that the agricultural cycle is beginning its rotation.  The smell of life is in the air.

Yes, it’s a great time to be outdoors.  Shed your hats and gloves and come out to play.  Want to give your muscles a workout?  Think biking and hiking.  Something a bit less strenuous?  How about fishing, rafting or golf?  More of an observer?  Try a farm tour, a slow food dinner, sheep dog trials, the premier of a new play.  All options are available in Paonia and the Bross Hotel Bed and Breakfast is situated in the heart of it all so make the Bross your Paonia home for a day, a week, or however long you can stay.