spring.. in all its green glory
It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning,
a painful sweetness,
a longing that makes him stand motionless,
looking at the leaves or grass,
and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
~ John Galsworthy ~
“Every tear is answered by a blossom, Every sigh with songs and laughter blent, April-blooms upon the breezes toss them. April knows her own, and is content.”
~ Susan Coolidge ~
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut ~
“Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year.”
Since it’s been grey and cold the last few days thought it would be nice to add some color to this week. I shot this while walking around Boothbay Harbor here in Maine a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure that these lovely Spring flowers aren’t too happy that it’s now back to cold and slightly snowy weather.. but wait.. it’s Maine. The weather will change quick yet again 🙂
The weather this past week in Maine has been unseasonably warm. Earlier in the week we had 70’s F. Yesterday we hit 80 and today we will as well. Starting tomorrow we should be back down to normal temps (50’s). I have to say it sure is nice to open the windows and let all this fresh air in to clean out the stale winter air that settled in over the last few months.
The warm temps are also putting all the vegetation on a fast track to sprouting up budding out. Usually when this happens and if not before, I start to clean out my patio, rake out my yards and get everything ready for the coming summer months. This year however due to the stem cell transplant (concern is dust and mold spores breathed in) I will not be able to do any of these things. It feels strange not to be outside digging in the ground. Getting on my hands and knees and using my fingers as mini rakes to clean out my gardens, removing last Autumn’s decayed foliage only to discover new growths emerging. It’s quite therapeutic and I miss it.. and look forward to this time next year when I will be back to getting dirty in the gardens.
Having said all that, the rebirth of these dorment flowers and trees remind me that I too am being reborn and giving a new life due to my transplant. Just as the sun helps to bring forth the tender green shoots , those same rays fill me with a warm gratitude about this new journey I am on.
So even if I can’t do what I usually do in the Spring, I realize I’m lucky to still be here and for now I will just have to admire the gardens from a photographer’s stance.
Happy Tuesday! I’m a bit a bit behind on my editing due to being sick over the last few weeks.. so if you pardon my tardiness here are some more Spring images that I really wanted to share.. the theme is pinks and reds..
I really am looking forward to catching up on sharing photos with you and hope to have another couple of posts this week..
The air is warming up and the scent out there is fresh and clean. To celebrate here are some lovely Spring greens for this Friday..
Have wonderful weekend everyone!