The days leading up to the first day of spring were glorious. Filled with sunshine, warm weather and song birds. The days following that first day, stood in stark contrast. Frigid temperatures and heavy snow signaled that winter wasn't done just yet.
Yet through the wind, and cold, and snow, spring is pushing through.
Nature is full of metaphors, most of which dwell in the realm of cliche by this day and age, but then again, I don't really care. The natural world around us has dictated our survival and our way of life for thousands of years. Spring heralds both the end and the beginning of the life cycle. She is persistent, bright, and full of growth. She is also muddy and unpredictable, much like life really.
The past few years I have had the great pleasure to be an observer. To notice all the little things nature has to offer, and if I'm lucky, my camera is there with me to capture the moment. The arrival of the Meadow Lark, the first rumbles of thunder, the changing of the leaves and the first snow, within and in between these beautiful seasons countless incredible moments go unnoticed. Fortunately many do get noticed, and I'd like to think I've been there for a few.
In the coming weeks we will be switching things up a bit here on the blog. We've been brainstorming, and we are pretty excited with what we've come up with. So next Tuesday be sure to check back for something new, and dare we say... delicious!
Thank you for coming along on my journey to discover all things great and small.
*Last time in Nature: Prelude to Spring