A few weeks ago I was struggling with cold weather and all the bare trees around me. My workplace is huge; the size of a college campus with lots of trees, geese and grass. A colleague of mine who retired last year said when he joined the ranks in the 70's it was not for academia or even a prestigious salary or title but purely to admire the foliage on the grounds. He described a very different approach to healthcare back then and always used the setting where he worked to his advantage by taking patients on walks, having outdoor groups, etc. A few weeks ago there wasn't a flower to be found and yet overnight our drab campus has sprung to life. I don't remember the trees being this lush or perhaps everything just looks a little sweeter to me now.