This year, it came and went while I was working.
However, the energy of the season is undeniable. I am making new beginnings in several ways, the swollen buds are beginning to break as it were. The sap is running like crazy in the maples and the birds are returning.
One thing I want to remind everyone about is the Earth Charter. The organization spearheading the adoption of it worldwide is at earthcharter.org. Another invaluable resource is Environmental Working Group (EWG), especially their online resource Skin Deep. There is no better resource for commercial personal care items. Finally, check out the app called Buycott, it helps you make sound decisions based on issues that are important to you when you shop.