LOCATION: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, all over the city!
I feel like I say this at the beginning of every new season but…I love this time of year! Truth is, I just love change. I start to getting pretty antsy when things have been the same for a while which can be frustrating but has thus far has provided me with a fairly interesting life. The seasons are no exception to this rule, in fact they probably have way more of an effect on us that most of us are even aware of.
Winter generally blows, especially here. Of course, it’s great to go up a mountain and slide down some white stuff but the day-to-day goings on of life are just that much more glum when carried out surrounded by grey.
Enter the Cherry Blossom! And thank goodness. Like little pink smiles literally growing on trees they are a symbol of the change that’s about to occur and a nostalgic reminder of all springs past. I find myself going out of my way to walk down the streets that are lined with these trees and just love the atmosphere that they bring to this already awesome city.
There was a lot of amazing photography in the pool this week folks, please keep posting and spreading the word about the Unplugged Flickr Pickr.
It’s that point in your consciousness where you can feel at one with nature, escaping the trappings of the day-to-day to an almost dream-like place where nothing else seems to exist besides you and your natural surroundings. It is our opinion here at VIA that Vancouver holds a unique place in the civilized world in that reaching this state often requires no more effort than simply pulling off to the side of the road, pocketing your keys and taking a few steps into the forest