I am loving the beautiful Spring weather we have been experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest. The warm sunshine, new blossoms, and sounds of lawnmowers cutting blades of grass now reaching for the sky. My favorite season has always been Spring, probably because I have been fortunate to live in an area that is picture-perfect when in bloom. One of my favorite flowers is lavender. Aside from the gorgeous color, the fragrance is heavenly. I’m not big on floral scents, but I do love lavender, fresh or dried. I even love lavender-scented products (ie: laundry detergent, hand soap, lotions). I love smelling fresh clean, lavender-scented towels!! Something about white linen and lavender just puts me in a good mood. In fact, my bedroom is white and lavender, which just feels so fresh and clean to me. For some reason, lavender emotes feelings of a fresh new start, or starting over. It’s a time to renew goals, forgive yourself for mistakes made, make positive changes, and start fresh. It’s also a time for gratitude; gratitude for the opportunity to start anew, and for the many blessings in our life. I am grateful for my family, the many friends in my life, my faith and the gift to express myself through watercolor. I am thankful for my days of lavender.