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May 2, 2010

hi there!  we’ve spent most of this week chasing sunbeams wherever we can find them.  the weather has been prone to extremes–  rain, sleet, hail that looked strangely like dippin’ dots, wind, stormy clouds, patchy blue skies, and finally spring sunshine!  one morning just the foothills were solid white with fresh snow, but the next morning we woke to a monochromatic winter wonderland with steady snow, only to have it stop as suddenly as it began and be replaced by sunshine and warmer temperatures that returned the colors of spring.  as much as i’d like to have clear skies and warm temps to get started on that outdoor living, i must say i’m fascinated by the dramatic fluctuations of this season.

the air has begun to vibrate with the sounds of spring, including bird song and the hum of lawnmowers, and it’s laced with the scent of tree blossoms and fresh cut grass.  the daffodils have gone, replaced by vibrantly colored tulips and violets in striking contrast to emerald velvet lawns.  the cool, wet conditions agree with these determined growing things, and each day brings new sensory delights.  longer days give more time to appreciate the natural beauty of our surroundings.

here are some of the beautiful things that this week held:

•  seeing the first goslings of the season on the ponds

•  fresh-ground coffee in the mornings from a small independent roaster

•  homemade sourdough bisquits

•  the FedEx man delivering my new iPad

•  walking brodie along the greenway and having him smile for a picture

•  appreciating the bolder color palette of spring

•  feeling challenged by my camera class and wanting to learn so much more

•  the neighbor’s garden next door which will feed us through the summer and into the fall

our theme for may is mornings, which inspires us to notice the details of that most promising time of day.  here’s to a month of sparkling mornings.  happy mayday, everyone!

and here is our mayday morning:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jen permalink
    May 4, 2010 8:39 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I am a fan of your blog. It’s always fun to come here and see if I recognize anything in new photos. Which I did today!

  2. wingedpaths permalink
    January 25, 2011 8:15 am

    These photos are achingly lovely. I would get an iPhone just to be able to use those apps.

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