Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Heart Shaped Leaves of Spring

Spring is my favorite time of year. The whole world shows the promise of new life. It's a joy to walk outside each morning and see what has changed since the day before: the dawn breaks earlier, new birds sing, the peach tree blooms....

This vase is filled with heart-shaped wild flowers: Shepherd's Purse seed pods are heart shaped, and the budding leaves of the Redbud Tree are nature's valentines.

I know it is sappy, but everything really is beautiful, "robed in the blooming garb of Spring."


  1. Well, our peach trees are not blooming here in the Northeast, but our witch hazel is covered in itty-bitty green flowers (the first sign of spring) alongside some blooming crocuses. One little jonquil in my garden is swelling into bud. Four days in a row I spotted a robin, the first sign of the spring northward migration, and then, yesterday, a flock of Canada Geese.

    The mice have unsealed their winter burrows, and even the people have thrown open their windows and doors.

    All very early for us this year, and we love it!

  2. A robin! Definitely a harbinger! I talked to my mother in Oklahoma about 3 weeks ago and she told me she'd seen a robin twice "It's Spring, I don't care what the calendar or the weatherman says" LOL! And she was right. :-)



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