A personal view of Knowlton, Quebec, the Eastern Townships most beautiful village.

The Beauty of Spring in Brome
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Spring in Knowlton looking at the Cold Brook from the Mill Pond DamThe warm weather last week was such a welcome change and we could feel Spring in the air again and with it all the wonderful feelings that come with spring in the Eastern Townships. Seeing the grass again and smelling the earth as it comes out from under the ice is visceral sensation and being able to walk outside with only a light jacket and hear the birds chirping is a truly uplifting feeling. Of course this is Spring in the Eastern Townships and even with temperatures rising above freezing, this is early April it’s not yet time to remove the snow tires!

Children playing on the freshly exposed grass on the church grounds beside Mill Pond in Lac Brome.We’ve seen the grass get covered again with more fluffy snow and a few snowmen have sprung-up around Knowlton to put a little smile on our faces after the snowfall. With Easter bringing out the chocolaty best in all of us it is only a matter of time before Spring is in full force and the bulbs are blooming and the buds on the trees will start peeping their heads towards the sun. The Maple Syrup is flowing and the Sugar Shacks are filled with families singing and sharing fellowship in the upcoming season of re-birth when we celebrate having lived through another long cold Canadian winter!

Knowlton really comes alive with the warm weather and the past few warm sunny days have shown that the village is the perfect place for strolling and window shopping or going for lunch or to visit The Knowlton Gallery on Lakeside and Knowlton Road. Many businesses are getting ready for the upcoming tourist season and are doing their spring cleaning and renovations to make Knowlton brand-new again.

To better celebrate spring what could be better than to leave it to the children who can say things in such a special way:

Spring

A Poem by Karla Kuskin

I'm shouting
I'm singing
I'm swinging through trees
I'm winging sky-high
With the buzzing black bees.
I'm the sun
I'm the moon
I'm the dew on the rose.
I'm a rabbit
Whose habit
Is twitching his nose.
I'm lively
I'm lovely
I'm kicking my heels.
I'm crying "Come dance"
To the freshwater eels.
I'm racing through meadows
Without any coat
I'm a gamboling lamb
I'm a light leaping goat
I'm a bud
I'm a bloom
I'm a dove on the wing.
I'm running on rooftops
And welcoming spring!


Spring in Knowlton looking at the Cold Brook from the Mill Pond Dam

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