Spring, an Invite for Truckee River Walk

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”— Robin Williams.

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The spring season often brings warmer temperatures, new growth when Earth’s axis tilts further towards Sun. Sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the afternoon. Spring is also, the period of the time between vernal equinox which falls around March 21 each year and summer solstice, which takes place every year on June 21. Equinox are special days during the year when days and nights are almost equal. There are two equinoxes, one is spring or vernal and other is fall. As spring progresses, days and nights become milder, and days become longer. With bloom bloom… everywhere, it’s also time to get fresh produce from farmers market.

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Spring’s arrival is celebrated around the world with festivals and fairs. In India, festival Holi, Vasant Pachmi, and Pongal honors the end of winter season and beginning of spring with colorful displays and costumes. And as Ester in America.

In Reno, Truckee river invites you to step out and enjoy the spring. I accepted that welcome and it was delightful to step out and take a walk around the tracks of Truckee River after months of lying dormant. It was pleasant to see earth wearing her green spring garment, flowers peeking out of the grass and flowers blossoming on a tree. When you walk along the banks, there is always a possibility ducks and their family will be floating with you; they will stop when you stop. I consider Truckee river walk explorer’s paradise, as you can see so many inscriptions on the way; you can also bike along the track. 121 miles of Truckee river, stream flows through California and Nevada; and its the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe and drains part of high Sierra Nevada, emptying into Pyramid Lake in Great Basin. The river bed is used for recreation such as tube floating and is perfect for outdoor eating, drinking and playing. Interestingly, Truckee River Walk tops the list on TripAdvisor, before you go out of Reno list with 4.5-star ratings and 405 and 263 excellent and good reviews. Why not try a walk then!!

I am a nature person, so during Spring and Summer Truckee River Walk is my favorite purlieu, instead of gym. It nourishes my cells with fresh bouts of oxygen with its lasting effects till the next day. Its convenient and quite spot to meditate even.  A double bonanza to explore Local Ethnobotanical Plants while taking River walk is also offered in the spring. Michael Miele and Kelly Ricciardi are putting forward a short plant walk along the Truckee River on Saturday April 22nd  10am-12pm, where they will identify and discuss a few of the most important plants that call Reno home. You can contact either of them for further details Mike 775-420-8428 or Kelly 775-223-5320  or Kelkeldesigns@gmail.com.

Writing on Spring Transformation, is in continuation of my reflection to contribute to Vibrant Healthy Communities. Would love to hear, what’s your favorite spot!

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Author: VandanaSandhir

Developing Vibrant Communities

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