THE EXPERIENCE A fortnightly newsletter of groovy things "An optimist is the human personification of spring." - Susan J. Bissonette Issue 006 – Spring has Sprung As a gardener and outdoor enthusiast, I love this time of year. Spring is the season when new growth begins, and change is happening everywhere we look. The days are longer, warmer, and brighter. Everything is showing signs of growth and life; bulbs are busting out of the ground, trees are budding, birds – so many birds – are singing, and even grouchy neighbours seem to be a little less grouchy with the sunshine.