Headlong into SpringColumn: Julie Horner Editorial 

April 2021 Headlong into Spring

By Julie Horner

As Santa Cruz County moves into the orange tier of California’s blueprint for reopening in the now yearlong fight against the novel coronavirus, every move we make as a community must be determined and focused. It’s been messy. Here is where continued conscientious conduct will pull us through this incredible moment in history.

Pop-up gathering places, wineries, venues with outdoor spaces, and local parks have given us an excuse to enjoy fresh air, the chance to exercise, and to have something to do besides navigate Zoom in our PJs. According to the blueprint, following the orange, the yellow tier is next, followed by a soon-to-be-announced green tier. Let’s aim for that last one.

Welcome to April in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Live music, blankets of wildflowers, fire recovery, each other, and our tempestuous love affair with water.

Photo by Igor Karimov

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