May 2, 2013 - A couple of pics I grabbed with my cellphone today while I was in town.
I love it when the trees are just showing new growth on them in the spring. The buds on the trees around where I live, just a few miles away, are barely open yet. They are about a week to 10 days behind the ones in town because it is a cooler spot. The trees in town had that wonderful soft look of early spring with the flowers blooming on them, and the young leaves just opening. Groups of them looked so beautiful against the clear blue sky, as if an impressionist had painted them. I really love them when they look like this. I look forward to it every year..and the moment that they are like this goes by so quickly too.
It is an incredibly warm, beautiful spring day today, such a relief from the endless cold we had for most of April. All of it..the trees..the soft colors…the blue sky..and the warmth was like a gift, which is especially appropriate for me today because it is my birthday. I don’t make a big thing of my own birthdays, as you may have read in my previous post. If I can, I just try to spend it doing simple things that I love to do, and spend time out in nature as much as possible where I feel the happiest….and what a beautiful day I have been given to do that in.
I would like to take this moment to give many thanks to all of you…old followers and new…for all your likes, reblogs, and comments on my blog, and also thanks to those who have sent me notes of encouragement, and kind words. You have all been very kind, and I just wanted you to know I truly appreciate all of it very much. Thank you :)