Sometimes, I feel guilty about enjoying the beauty of nature in peaceful upstate New York when, half a world away, horrible things are happening. I don't even need to name those places. We know of them. Well, some of them.
Too often, we forget about those places, until something happens to wake us all up, like the terrorist attacks yesterday in Brussels. Meanwhile, too many others, in Africa, in the Middle East, in other places, go unreported in our media.
But no, I'm not posting a political post today. That's not the purpose of this blog.
I came close to cancelling my Spring things feature to blog more about our world today, but decided to go ahead and blog about spring instead. In this world full of terror, nature pays little heed to the suffering of humans. The seasons progress. Today, I force myself to take a deep breath and breathe nature in for just a few minutes before I return to the news. I hope you will take a small break, too, before you return to the schedules of your world.
Spring budding in upstate New York is about a month or more ahead of normal schedule.
White birches blooming.
Winter may be returning soon (snow showers forecast for next week) but in the meantime, we can enjoy what is out there for the viewing.
What season is it for you? Are you able to enjoy nature where you live?