Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In Praise of Springtime Blooms

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” 

-Jessica Harrelson 

Every spring, nature offers a gift to the world, an explosion of buds in an array of colors.  Even though there is a pandemic still raging and the sky is gray on many days, spring's new life signs are continuing to bloom and flourish.  I take a walk into my garden and my heart is lifted.  The hosta plants are a bright green and the peony bush is starting to bud. 

On the other side of the globe, my slicer friend, Terje Akke, is also admiring springtime blooms growing in her Estonian landscape.  She often shares photos from her native land and I add them to the galleries I create. The following blue flower spread is one of the pages from my upcoming new gallery, Nature Nurtures 2020.  I added a 15-words-or-less poem connecting our love of nature and photography.  Thank you, Terje for your beautiful photos and thoughts.

Nature is a constant source of comfort, the main character in my upcoming new gallery, Nature Nurtures 2020. 

Enjoy Vivaldi's Spring to further awaken your senses.

“The poet, the painter, the sculptor, the musician, the architect, seek each to concentrate this radiance of the world on one point, and each in his several work to satisfy the love of beauty which stimulates him to produce.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

It's Slice of Life Tuesday and time to join Two Writing Teachers.


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    1. Kathleen, thank you for joining me today. I always love connecting with Terje's beautiful photography. I hope all is well with you.

  2. Those calming shades of blue and those hopeful words, falling like soft, sweet tones - truly comforting. Poems of true presence, yours and Terje's. It is raining here today in my neck of the woods, and these photos of fresh blue flowers add to the sense of refreshment for the spirit as well as for the earth.

    1. Fran, thank you for your calming words. I am grateful that I met you online like I did Terje. We have a connection that I value.

  3. One of my favorite things about spring is seeing the green lace on trees before full leaves from a lush green mantle above us.

  4. Lovely - I love the way that nature connects here - to you, between you & Terje, to language. I've been taking lots of pictures of flowers here in Ontario; I'm really pleased that spring has well & truly arrived - we have tulips everywhere!

    1. I am delighted that spring is popping by you, Amanda. You sound cheery. I hope you are settled in your new home and that you are and your family are safe during Quarantine Life. Thanks for connecting with me.