Spring, summer, fall, winter- seasons that mark changes in weather, light, and happenings in nature. Each is wildly different from another.
But what if you tracked seasons as the ancient Japanese did? They marked a new season every 5 days - 72 seasons in a year. Each micro season encourages observation of small changes.
I'm kicking off an insta project of my own - to try and document a small change every 5 days. I'd love for you to join in too. Use the hashtag #pv72seasons to mark you posts. Name your tiny season, share local traditions, lore, horticulture, stories... or just a pretty snap.
I can't wait to see what is happening in your corners of the world.
So my first season is called "first cherry blossoms 🍒 🌺 ". The orchard across the street prunes their fruit trees heavily right now. It seems so harsh, but also weirdly beautiful because the blooming branches lay on the ground for a few days (before they clean it all up) creating a strange but striking profusion of flowers from the ground up.
What is your current season?