The Magic of Spring

Spring Trees, KP-May 2013One warm day this week flipped the switch for Spring.  By 4:00 that afternoon, it seemed that all of the trees on the street had burst into bloom; big showy pink flowers on the Magnolia tree down the street; big white flowers on the Apple tree next door; dark pink blooms on the Cherry tree across the street; and tiny yellow pedals on the Forsythia bush in the corner of my back yard.

Spring Garden, KP-May 2013My perennial gardens have come alive.  Over the course of 10 days, these naked beds of  hard soil have filled with foliage.  The Daffodils are in full bloom.  The leaves of Irises and Lilies stand tall in round bunches. The Geranium create mounds of shapely green leaves.  The Wild Ginger and Blood Root are in full bloom in a dark corner of my yard.  The Hostus are poking through the soil.  It is magical!!

Wild Ginger, KP-May 2013The world seems full of wild life once again.  The Robins have returned with their mournful songs at dusk.  The Tiny Chipping Sparrows with rusty red caps have set up home in our front yard once more.  A bunny seems to be living in our backyard.  Chickadees and Juncos have been visiting our little backyard water garden.  We saw a Beaver on the river two evenings last week and a Great Blue Heron and a Green Heron this week.

Forsythia, KP-May 2013After a long cold winter with hard ground, bare branches, and quiet skies, the world is alive with colour, scents and sound.  Each time I look out the window, there is some new treat for the soul.  It is like a miracle unfolding in slow motion.  Would Spring be as sweet without the Winter?  If it were Spring all year long, would we notice the new flowers?  Without the long dark nights of winter, would we appreciate the glory of Spring?  I don’t think so.

About kp

I am a woman and a mother, a sister and a wife. I have called myself a socialist and a feminist, an environmentalist and an activist, a pagan and an atheist. But, at this stage in my life, none of these labels feel right. I am searching; trying to find an inner calm; trying to make peace with life's disappointments; trying to answer the big questions in my own small life.
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8 Responses to The Magic of Spring

  1. Deliberately Delicious says:

    What a joyous celebration of the spring season! Everything happens more slowly on the coast, so I don’t think we notice that sudden change the way you do further east. May the weekend be sunny and warm for you!

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  3. Your garden is enchanting.. I so love it when Spring bursts forth and our spring flowers start to bloom! .. Magic indeed!

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  5. I am listing your blog post on my blog as a reference for readers because I love this post! I am way down in North Carolina, and am surprised and pleased to see that you are not that far behind us in blooming time! I love the way you express yourself. Helen

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