I’m a serial warm weather traveller, it’s a fact that will likely never change.  In fact, I’ve spent the vast majority of my adult life running away from winter.  It’s never really been about the cold, though.  I don’t even really mind the cold.  Hell, I actually even like playing outside in the cold – hockey, downhill skiing, maybe a good old fashion snowball fight; you can count me in.  It was the short days that used to depress me.  It was getting up at 8am and walking to University or work in the dark AND cold.  I was finally punching out at the end of the day only to find myself back in the dark.

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In the winter, I wanted nothing more than to sleep all day. Everything felt less impressive and more depressing in the winter months.  Spring, however, spring is hope.

Even now, long after my years toiling away in the winters of Canada I long for spring.  Spring is filled with so much hope.  It bounds with energy, warmth, and excitement.

I was handed over this video by The North Face the other day and was reminded how much I love that feeling.  I love watching the sun still hanging in the sky in the early evening and know that I can explore longer, play farther from home, and actually enjoy the light of day.  Spring means also means it’s time to stop making excuses; you can get out and play, or remain tucked away in winter’s well.

From a photography standpoint, the spring means so many other things.  It means that the golden hour can last a couple hours.  Spring offers budding flowers, dewy landscapes, and young wildlife to photograph.  Spring, oh spring.  It almost makes the winter worth struggling through.  Almost.

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*This post has been sponsored by The North Face but all thoughts are my own*

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