Ahhh…Spring! The world is waking from its winter slumber. The trees and plants are budding and blooming,
the bees are busy gathering nectar and pollinating the flowers,
the butterflies are emerging,
the birds are migrating and beginning their nests,
and the lizards are emerging from…from…well, from wherever it is they hide away during the winter.
Everything is new and alive and awake…including me. Well, maybe not new, but definitely alive and awake. My mind is awake with thoughts. My lungs are filled with spring air. The very essence of my being can feel the world around me waking up and coming to life.
So here I sit at one in the morning writing while everyone else is sleeping and dreaming sweet spring dreams. I feel the need to create, and this seems to be the least intrusive outlet of my creative urges, as it will allow my loved ones to continue to slumber.
Yet soon, in the daylight hours, I will be out photographing the waking world and sharing its joys and wonders with you, my faithful readers. But until then, I will leave you with a beautiful sunrise
and a peaceful sunset
to enjoy until the ‘morrow.
Can anyone guess what that sound is? Yep! A bee. I know spring is here when I step out the door and hear that beautiful sound. Honey bees and bumble bees fill the holly and hawthorn bushes next to the front door collecting nectar from some of the first blooms of spring. I have yet to find where those honey bees live, but I’m sure the honey is sweet.
And what else says spring? As I sit here and type, Papa Bluebird perches atop the post on my patio guarding Mama Bluebird and her little blue eggs. So many of my little feathered friends have returned home to fill my backyard with song and fight the squirrels for the food in the feeders. When the weather is nice (which would not be today), I sit outside and listen and watch…and photograph of course. And this year, a mockingbird has made its nest in the holly bushes by the front door. I so love to watch the birds. I have photographed a few of my little feathered friends. So far…
Scarlet Tanager (female)
I hope to add to my bird collection this summer. I even have my Daddy’s old binoculars to aid in my bird watching.
And the flowers. Oh the flowers. So beautiful to behold and so sweet to smell.
Moonlight Broom Tree Blossoms
Just to name a few. They fill the world with beauty and color.
I just love Spring. The world wakes up from its winter nap and says hello in such beautiful and amazing ways. So if you haven’t gone out to say hello back, I encourage you to do so. Wake up from Winter’s slumber, take Spring’s hand and go for a little stroll.