Director's Message - April 2015

As I sit down to write my column for the CSQ in mid-March, winter is quickly receding into spring. Only a week ago we had a snowstorm that closed schools for two days and yet on my drive to the office this morning I could see the beginning of buds on our famous cherry trees in the Tidal Basin. Spring is such a great time of renewal and promise. The days are longer, the sun a bit stronger, and before we know it, the trees will be leafed out and the flowers all in full bloom.

I love the rejuvenation to spirits and landscape that comes in the spring time. The other three seasons’ changes seem to creep into my consciousness, but spring, at least here in the mid-Atlantic region of the country, ...