It’s starting to look a lot like spring. My TREE (large tree in the backyard) is starting to bloom. The birds are chirping again, the sun is starting to warm our afternoons. Autumn might very well be my favorite season and, right now anyway, it may seem as far away as yesterday’s news, but there’s something so magical about spring. Maybe it’s just the idea that things are starting afresh, anew, it’s a new beginning to the timeless cycle of life. I love the very concept of a “bud” and the notion that something so small could nurture and grown into something so brilliant and breathtaking. Yes, that’s what I love so much about spring. It might not be pretty right now, maybe it’s just starting in your neck of the woods, perhaps even winter is enjoying one last gasp of bitter cold and snow but, if you look ahead, just over that next horizon, a new spring is dawning, and it brings with it potential. The potential to enjoy a warm, sunny day, the potential that comes from nature blooming, and the potential of the vast, great outdoors.
Enjoy your fist bud of spring this year, if you can, because it’s a sign that there are better things just over that horizon.
Until next time…
Unbelievably, after 8″ of snow only a few days ago, it is all gone and today it is 70 degrees! The first new green on many trees is such a wonderful color, and I look forward to seeing it soon!
Don’t worry. You’ll be getting some nice warm days coming up. It’s starting to thaw!
I bet you’ll be seeing green before you know it.