Just a few metres from our bedroom stands a stately tree, which celebrates the seasons in sensational style. It’s been winter for a while here, so there’s been nothing but a few, puffed-up little birds to decorate the branches. And I must say they’ve done a fine job of that, singing their hearts out in the chilly morning air. On closer inspection a couple of days ago, I was enchanted to see that spring has been waving her fairy wand. A host of tightly clasped buds are waiting to burst open, similarly to last year:
Reading a feast of a post, Season’s Favourites: Tree, by our fabulous blogger friend Jamie Dedes, I was inspired to post this series of photographs. The Autumn pic further down was the first to make me grab for my camera, so struck by the colours that I felt compelled to share them. Regular readers may remember it, but won’t have seen this one, taken in the heat of last summer:
Posting these pics as if in instant summary of a whole year of living, brings to mind another post, Divine Secrets of the Koeksisterhood, by Cindy Taylor. In the loveliest way, she reminds us not to rush life, but to instead savour each precious moment. Thank you to Jamie and Cindy, as well as the rest of our brilliant band of bloggers, for the insight and delight that you spread about the blogosphere!
This all reinforces one of things that I love about blogging: having a place to celebrate and share the beauty around us.
Even as I write those words, I hear the tree murmuring, “Who needs a blog? Why not just be?”
Touché, but why not blog anyway, because we can . . . and of course it’s tree-friendly 😀
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” – Proverb
On that final note, here’s a link out of interest to the Arbor Day Foundation, who “inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees”. Way to go, towards a more magnificent world!