springtime

A gift

Spring will always be my absolute favorite season of the year.  The blooms that return year after year never cease to amaze and delight.  It's the miracle of our earth's rhythms when the tiny dormant seeds awake after their frosty, peaceful sleep.  They stretch, and reach, and unfurl their glory, again.  The trees shake off Winter's heavy coat and adorn themselves with bright, showy colors, as if they're on their way to a grand ball where they'll dance the night away.  It gets me every. single. time.  

I couldn't help but take a morning to soak in all of Spring's abundant return.  I watched as the birds busied themselves, singing and building, singing and flitting about, nose to the task.  The hummingbirds are back, too, after their long journey.  Listening to their signature hum as they buzz in and out of the garden to feed and then back to the tall treetops.  And talk of signature hums, the bees are in full orchestra, putting on a concert - jam session style!  Heaven.  This must be what heaven is like, I've decided.   

I took my ol' trusty friend for a garden walk because, well, I want to remember how the colors look bouncing off the light and the celebration that Nature's singing joyously, proudly, fervently that the sun, (that glorious, wonderful star of ours!) has returned and melted away the dingy grays.    

Please, friends, help yourself to the images within this collection.  If you'd like a new wallpaper image for your phone or computer background.  Or even for your Google Gmail account or similar.  Wherever you choose, these images are my gift to you.  They are much too small to print, though, but if you'd like to brighten up your online space, please help yourself to do just that.  I hope you'll enjoy!!  :)    

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my gift to you (c)my3girlsphotography
my gift to you (c)my3girlsphotography
my gift to you (c)my3girlsphotography
my gift to you (c)my3girlsphotography
my gift to you (c)my3girlsphotography
my gift to you (c)my3girlsphotography


Wishing you a beautiful Spring of celebrations and a Happy Mother's Day!!

xoxo

...at the end of the day...

As Margaret Atwood has famously said, β€œIn the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."  

Check.  And it's only midday.    

The weather has been cool and rainy here lately.  So, when I noticed the sun was shining, I took a walk through my yard with my macro lens and, coincidentally, I now smell of dirt.  I love springtime (and dirt!)!!  

How about you?  How's your weather?  What's blooming in your yard?  Thanks for stopping by!!    

P.s. Happy birthday in heaven to my Great Aunt Helen!!  I'm certain she's keeping the angels in line.  <3  Love you, Aunt Helen!!  You're a shining star!  

It's that time again...

They're here!  The lilacs are in bloom!!  I pulled out my step ladder and shears and went to the task of snipping and shaping a bouquet for our dining table.  Their fragrance is the most amazing joy!  Breathe deep!!!  Ahhh...  I strongly suspect this is what heaven smells of.  

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I hope you are enjoying the earth's awakening, the rebirth and the flowers where you are!  I could never tire of springtime blooms!!  How about you?  What's blooming in your area?  Did you pull out your ladder to snip some lilacs for your table as well?  :)  Thanks for stopping by, friends!