It’s a different mindset when walking through our front patio and entryway or when sitting on the deck when there are bright flowers in the pots. The sun is out, fruit and other trees are blossoming, and there’s a lush green everywhere.
Now when I look at the weather at our cabin I see snow this past weekend and realize how nice this weather was (and will be later this week), especially after a winter of record setting rain.
In Seattle one doesn’t have to notice these things to realize when it’s an early-spring, bright, and sunny day. All you have to do is pay attention to the traffic patterns in the afternoon. Rush hour is earlier, and there are more people walking their dogs, running, and biking. The gym is less crowded, as are many offices. At least judging from the lack of calls or emails after mid-afternoon (I had no more than five business emails after 3 pm last Wednesday).
Now a curmudgeon would whine about all the lost productivity. I say, enjoy it while you can, there’s always time to catch up. I’ll bet productivity goes up after people take time to enjoy the post-winter weather.
“It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is, What are you busy about?” Henry David Thoreau