* Picture by Stefano Ramella
The white of snow has given way to green, especially in the lower parts of Oasi Zegna. The meadows are becoming lush and tender again. Sunlight is warming everything up and animals are waking from their hibernation. The forest too is awakening from the winter cold. On the trees, we’re seeing buds that herald the gradual return of leaves. And the first flowers – starting with primroses – are already keeping the snowdrops company.
It’s the beginning of spring, season of reawakening and rebirth, perhaps the best loved of the four but in any case always welcome. Even more so this year maybe, because the events of the last few weeks are teaching us to look at it with new eyes, to stop and observe and reflect on things we often take for granted.
Oasi Zegna is changing garb. Tones of white turn to green. The first colors appear.
It’s still too early for the really big blossomings. Patience. Nature isn’t in a hurry. And we too are learning to wait this year, to give a new value to time. In this suspended, hushed interval, in which we’re all having to learn to imagine rather than act, we’d like to tell you what’s happening in our territory. We’ll be reporting on the changes – large and small – that from week to week will give us new colors and fragrances and on how the daily routines of local activities will not be abandoned.
Nature doesn’t stop, happen what may.
We must restore the value of small gestures, daily things. The minimal reveals its splendor, whether it’s a flower opening out or a goat starting to give milk again. In the events section, we’ll be starting to give you the “good news” from Oasi Zegna as we wait for events to allow a physical, and wiser, return to nature.