90 Second Escape: Sublime Spring

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: Sublime Spring

Spring is considered a time of renewal, of new beginnings. Of boundless energy.

Yet it can also be a time of supreme calm, especially on those few days when spring is in transition, when the trees have budded, but not leafed, painting the land in a soft-focus world of pastels, of dreamy wonder. Winter is an icicle, summer a brightly colored, quiescently frozen treat. Spring? A Creamsicle, its color, as well as its flavor, muted. A rare treat to be had once a year.

In the Piedmont, that treat was to be had yesterday. A puffy sea of soft greens, yellows, reds and oranges backlit by a pristine blue sky scrubbed clean of clutter by a blustery cold front passing through the the night before. The kind of day you could relive over and over.

Check out this 90 Second sample of Sublime Spring from Alamance County’s Cedarock Park.

For more on Cedarock Park, check out our first visit, in 2010.
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