Spring is in the Air

Seniors, we can finally say good bye to shovels, mittens, woolly hats, scarves and watching the severe winter weather reports…the first day of spring officially begins this weekend!

There may still be some snow on the ground but it is a sunny outlook as we welcome spring days with some fun facts: 

  • Did you know that spring fever is a real syndrome? When temperatures begin to rise after a long winter, there is a dilation of blood vessels so blood can be carried to the body surface where heat can be lost quickly.  People can experience an energetic feeling when this happens. 
  • On the first day of spring, a person in the North Pole will see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight.  A person in the South Pole will see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.
  • Benjamin Franklin was the first to propose daylight savings time in 1784.  It was fully implemented by the end of the Second World War.  
  • The first spring flowers to bloom are typically crocus, daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris, and lilacs. 
  • Baby birds learn to sing during spring.  They are born with the ability to sing and must learn the specific songs of their species.  They often have learned their songs within two months of being born. 
  • Daylight Savings Time beings on March 14th this year.  Arizona and Hawaii do not follow daylight savings time as they already have enough sunlight and hot weather.  
  • The birthstone for March is aquamarine and the birth flower for March is the daffodil. 

Happy spring, seniors!

A weekly feature for Lumby, Cherryville, and area seniors. For more information about any of the following please contact Lauralee or Jenny at (250) 547-8866 Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Office (250) 547-8866. Funding support provided by Interior Health, the Province of British Columbia (Community Gaming), United Way Southern Interior and United Way Lower Mainland.

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