My theme for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge has been "Days of Our Lives". What more is a part of our lives than the beauty of nature?
Especially on a beautiful spring day.
Spring is the season of renewal. Of returning. One by one, here in upstate New York, the plants are waking from their winter Sleep. This year, however, there was a major problem.
Mild weather caused them to wake up too soon. When a blast of unusually cold weather came through, blooms died. It looks like we won't have much in the way of forsythias or cherries this year.
But other plants and flowers are Springing out after their winter rest. Spring renewal has begun.
Creeping phlox in nearby Binghamton, New York.
And, of course, tulips.
Nature can be dangerous and unpredictable (thinking now of those suffering through the aftermath of floods in Houston and earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan, among other recent tragedies) but when it decides to show its beauty, nature shows its other Side.
"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives". Let us spring forward and remember that every day is a chance to show gratitude for the good things in our lives.
"S" day on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.