On this Arbor Day, one of my favorite sights of spring: Small, delicate leaves growing from tree branches that have been bare for the past five months.
I’m feeling grateful for signs of spring, like snowdrops sprouting out of ground that still has patches of snow.Continue reading Sprouting snowdrops
Tiny wildflowers, seen on a forest hike.Continue reading Oxeye daisies
Went on a hike and these purple beauties were sprouting up all along the trail.Continue reading Wild geraniums
Since I’ve been working from home for almost two weeks now, I’m trying to get out of the house everyday. At the very least, that means a good walk around the neighborhood. When I was out today and saw these pussy willows in the process of emerging, I thought of them as a metaphor for our current situation.
Right now, most of us are in a social distancing “winter.” Someday that season will end, we will emerge from semi-isolation, and live our normal lives again. Until then, we have this pussy willow to help us remember it will not be forever.
I thought the colors and patterns of this blackberry lily (also known as a leopard lily) looked like they were painted on.