Tag Archives: spring

Camera: Spring

Indiana has strange weather. On this particular day, we had aggressive thunderstorms, ending in a double rainbow. Then a beautiful patch of blue sky appeared. You can view all these things happening at once below (pardon the raindrops on my lens). Then, the storms returned. Never a dull moment.

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God’s promises to Hoosiers:

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So, we have more trees on our property than most (if not all) the properties in the neighborhood, yet Mama Robin decided to built her nest on our water meter. We had three babies, although one of them was continually squashed by its siblings. All you can see of it below is its beak sticking straight up in the air on the left side of the nest. Then, Mama Robin discovered me taking pictures and went crazy, so I got outta there.

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The newest addition to our property, a white hydrangea, is blooming beautifully. After our crazy night of multiple inches of rain, toadstools popped up all over the lawn. Mom teased me for lying flat in the grass to photograph them, but she really laughed when I stood up and had muddy water all over me.

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She’s way late into the season, but we just discovered another Mama Robin has chosen to nest on our property. This one, however, chose a tree.*

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*EDIT: The baby Robins were eaten by a hawk.

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A Quiet Morning

Spring mornings are the best. I love going outside in the early morning, when the sun is rising and much of the neighborhood is still asleep. The birds are making a ruckus, the flowers are opening, dew glistens on each blade of grass, and the sky is filled with a range of soft colors. There are merely a few moments before I tune into the horns, the rush of cars, the ringing office phones, and yelling children, but for right now, I enjoy a quiet morning.

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Dew drops clinging to Mama’s lilies.

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Spring Showers & Flowers

It rained for, like, five days straight here.  When the clouds parted, there were beautiful beads of water on the blossoms and the colors were so vibrant.  Since I don’t really have much to say, here’s a little glimpse of Mama’s flowers.

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Tearful Trees

My favorite tree on my parents’ property, and probably one of my favorite trees in general, is the weeping cherry:

I love the weeping trees in general.  If I could be married under a weeping willow, I would do it.  What a romantic tree the weeping willow is, even if its name sounds so sad and melancholy.

Today, I just really loved the way the light played through all of the weeping cherry blossoms:

May you experience light today!

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He is risen! (and so have the flowers…)

Easter is a holiday of hope, forgiveness, mercy and joy.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve enjoyed celebrating holy week more and more.  Just as Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the earth itself seems to celebrate the gift of a new life.  My mother’s daffodils are blossoming and blooming, and I indulged in their simple beauty:

Christ is risen!  Happy Easter to you all, and I hope that however you choose to celebrate the day that it is filled with blessings and wonderful memories.  I leave you with our gorgeous Easter lily…

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Spring

It smells like rain.  It’s warm enough to throw open all the windows.  There is hope that the season of rebirth is on the way.

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