According to my calendar on the wall, Spring has officially started! This means cleaning things, paying taxes, messing around with clocks, reviewing New Year’s resolutions which are not yet resolved and generally feeling renewed. It also means the outdoors is becoming more colorful. True, most of the color is in the garden sections of large home improvement stores, but there’s a bunch of colorful stuff to be seen in our local natural world, too.
WARNING: There are NO birds in this post! That’s unusual for me, but they will reappear in the next post. Promise.
Woods, fields, marshes, shorelines – all are showing signs of the Spring cycle. Flowers are blooming, insects are pollinating, birds are migrating northward and it’s even nicer than usual to be out amongst it all. (My wife is in slight disagreement at the moment due to a conflict of interest between the pollen and her asthma which prevents her from breathing – not a good thing!)
As soon as weather permits, try to get out and observe what’s happening during your own Spring! In the meantime, here are a few photos of Nature’s colorful offerings!
(Not all of these photos were taken during Spring and some have been seen here before, but they’re representative of the season.)
We hope you find some local color this Spring!
(If anyone has corrections to proper names for any of the above, we would really appreciate a note!)
Enjoy your search for a natural place and come back for a visit!