Thursday, April 03, 2008

Touches of Spring

Spring is definitely my favorite season! It's beautiful to watch how God brings everything to life again each year, and exciting to see splashes of color once again dot His lovely creation. The warmer weather is also wonderful - not too hot, but not too cold. Just right.

My preferred place to read and do schoolwork has changed from beside the warm fire (we don't even need to make one anymore!) to outside on the swing. I've sat on this swing for years, and though it's old and has changed color, it's still quite comfortable! I so enjoy sitting out in God's beautiful creation as a gentle breeze blows through, sun shines, then goes behind a cloud, and the birds and bees provide a glorious background sound. And the smell of spring - it makes you feel alive!

Sitting there I don't always just read or work. Sometimes I just sit and delight in the solitude. I get to see squirrels chasing each other up and down tall trees, chattering excitedly as they fly through the air. On Saturday, I saw 3 butterflies fluttering around the flowers, daintily landing then fluttering about again. I was thankful for my camera's zoom!

The flowers have burst to life again, each day producing more beautiful blooms. The azalea bushes are breaking out, the dogwoods are again dancing all through the forest, and the wisteria is begin to cascade down the trees. The little violets dot the yard, and the pansies bloom cheerfully in the small garden.

It's my favorite time of year!

If spring has sprung in your part of the land, make sure you get out and experience it! All too soon the flowers will be gone and the heat waves of summer will be upon us. If it's still cold, where you live, keep waiting. Enjoy the crisp, cold air while it last, and spring will soon come!


SamanthaMarie said...

You summed up the love that I have for Spring quite well. The fresh, new colors are so delightful. A welcome change from the blank white covering the land.

It would be quite lovely to do schoolwork in a swing. Too bad my school doesn't offer such an option, but then again, what can I expect from a public school? At least at home I can do some of my homework on the porch, basking in the warm sun. Quite lovely :) Spring and early summer are definitely my favorite times of year!

I hope all has been going well for you! :) And that your cold is all gone now!!

Jaybird said...

It *is* such a beautiful season!

Ella said...

Or those of us who have no such blossoms right now can look longingly at yours?! Spring is a favorite too and I am reading for it to be here!

Kelsey said...

I love spring too! I love the smells and sounds.

Maria Pauline said...

Beautiful pictures, Anna! I can't wait for flowers here.

I worked outside for about half an hour this afternoon, but I was sitting on a very cold rock and decided to go inside. :)

Anna Naomi said...

Samantha Marie: Thank you, I'm feeling much better! My head's still a little clogged, but for the most part my cold is gone!

Spring seems to be the favorite season of a lot of people! =)

Alyssa C. said...

Wow, I love the pictures! Everything look so fresh and new!

Anonymous said...

That swing looks extremely comfy.

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