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Full of the Joys of Spring
To be full of the joys of Spring, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is to be lively and cheerful. At this time, with the spring equinox and with the clocks springing forward, it is perhaps a good time to contemplate the why and how of springtime joyfulness.
All over the world, at this time of year, night and day are nearly exactly the same length, hence the name equinox which, in Latin, literally means 'equal night' (equi – equal, and nox – night). The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north and, for us dwellers of the Northern hemisphere, it marks the tipping point for longer, warmer days. Just one of the reasons to be cheerful.
Spring is the season of birth and renewal: everything is doing something in the natural world. Lambs, bees and birdsong add beauty and melody to our world, while tree blossom and wild flowers scent the air. Woodland floors, meadows and hedgerows are studded with the brilliant white of hawthorn blossom, wood anemones and ramsons; the sprightly yellow of primroses, daffodils and celandines and the vibrant blue of bluebells and violets. All are further reasons to feel joy.
Simple and abundant Spring’s pleasures may be, yet they can only be fully appreciated if we take the time to tare our attention away from our screens and workaday distractions. All it takes is a momentary pause to step outside and look at, listen to and breathe in nature’s springtime production. Even taking a brief moment to look out of a window and take in what nature has to offer can have a positive impact upon our mental well-being. However, our busy interconnected lives can make it hard to seize those moments.
The team at TG Escapes are great believers in the positive impact of a connection with the natural world. It is why our buildings are designed to maximise the penetration of natural light into the interior whilst providing great views of the natural world outside. Our customers use their garden rooms for a myriad of purposes, from offices and gyms to art studios and family lodges. Whatever the intended use, a garden escape will get you outdoors as you scoot through the garden, giving you a chance to pause and take in the sights, scents and sounds of nature, putting a lively, cheerful spring in your step.
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