Celebrating Spring [GALLERY]
If you know me at all, if you’re connected to me on Facebook, or if you follow me on Twitter, you know I turn into a major whiner around October when the cold air sets in for good. Because I hate the cold.
And even though I enjoy a clean, fresh snowfall, a good stew, a Rhone Valley red wine and many other wintertime consumables while I’m wrapped up in thermal undershirts and itchy sweaters, I countdown to the warm weather.
So, when the spring finally arrives for good after the usual warm-cold-warm-cold teeter-totter of the in-between weeks of March and often early April, I’m beyond glad.
Then I crave light salads, and smile as I dig out the short-sleeved shirts from my closet. I fall completely into that feeling of rebirth, often read Leaves of Grass to put me in a celebratory mood, ditch the hot coffee for my warm-weather favorite, black iced coffee with a lemon wedge, and loosen up.
Thank goodness, because the past winter was harsh.
My spring basking led me yesterday to walk around my yard and take photos of every wildflower, leaf-bud and blossom that caught my eye, testing out the digital macro setting on my utilitarian Canon digital camera. The shots came out great.
I even snapped a few photos of a small ant colony, incredibly close photos. The rain had earlier washed the holed entrances to the colony closed, so they were digging out when I arrived with my camera.
Enjoy the shots. Download them if you’d like. My spring gift to you.