Posted in Grateful for

Grateful for a warm day.

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder – Volume One: On Wisdom and Virtues

Ahhh today is warm! Actually, properly, warm. The sunshine is revitalizing. I’m so grateful I live somewhere that has spring. Like the flowers I find myself moving my face to the sunshine.

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Posted in Nature, Photo challenge, Seasons

Travel Theme: Transformation

While searching for photos I thought of spring.  The new flowers and new life.

It’s beautiful how simple green stems and little pops of yellow transform the brown underbrush in the Niagara Parks Commission Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls, Canada

DSCF3866Daffodils show transformation on their own..plain green with a hint of a surprise.

These next two photos are from different days and in different locations but they show different stages of the transformation. The first was taken in Allegany State Park, New York, USA and the second at the Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Falls, Canada

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Can you see the tadpole in the second photo? The dark shapes in the first are about to transform to tadpoles.

 

 

 

DSCF3893 - CopyI’ve added an arrow to this copy to show you the tadpole 🙂

Please visit http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/02/13/travel-theme-transformation/  to see more transformations.

Posted in Nature, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

When the bee stings, when I’m feeling…

“I simply remember my favourite {spring photo} and then I don’t feel so bad.”

inspired from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music

I wasn’t sure which was my ‘favourite’ photo so far this year.  I kept coming back to this one.. It’s also a beautiful spring flower.

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Want to share your favourite photo from 2014? Please visit Pixelventure’s post:

http://wedrinkbecausewerepoets.com/2014/04/28/pixelventures-april-30-2014/

 

The WP weekly photo challenge is Spring.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/spring-2/

 

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My other  Spring views:

https://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/so-close-you-could-smell-it-travel-theme-close-up/

https://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/spring-2/