Spring is budding on the St. Michael’s campus and students are beginning to bloom right alongside nature. Walking around campus, especially during finals season, I find it easy to get caught up in to-do lists and lose sight of the small beauties like the first bud on a tree or the small flowers that bloom in grassy areas. As the weather begins to warm up, I feel the presence of new beginnings and a new perspective on the world. Spring cleaning is in full swing and I am cleaning out my schedule to make room for more activities that bring me joy. The awakening of spring to me feels like the warm glow of sun on my face. On days when the sun is shining, I take a moment to just stop in the midst of my schedule and feel the warmth. I can’t help but appreciate that this is my first “normal” spring semester since COVID shut everything down in 2020. As a junior, I experienced my first P-day, earth fest and first full lacrosse season of my college career. These photographs I took from the scenes of campus exemplify what I feel when spring comes around and how I see nature as an avenue to see life clearly. How does spring make you feel?