Pretty soon I will hear the cicadas begin their incessant call meaning that summer is well and truly on us, and so before that happens I wanted to make sure that I have captured and recorded spring. In all her blushing pink!
Today the azaleas bloomed! In the morning they looked like big fat lipsticks pointing straight up on the plants/among the dark green leaves, by evening they had opened! Beautiful blossoms that unfurled as the warmth of the sun worked on them.
Squirrels are busy too digging up their last winter stores, nibbling on sweet new leaf tips and forever chasing one another up and down trunks and along sketchy branches. Mothers-to-be are re-lining and patching their nests and preparing for the arrival of babies. The sheer exuberance and undeniable vitality of spring surrounds us all – how can we not respond in kind? So I take joy in the pinks of spring, smile at each new blossoming bush, call to the birds and laugh at the squirrels while I brush out kitty’s thick winter coat giving him a sleek new spring look. What a glorious world we live in!