Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Verdant Verge

Today was unusual in that it hit 90 degrees, a new record for April. Sadly, the daffodils took a beating from the strong, hot sun and are now gone by, sooner than they would have been otherwise. All the trees have a halo of green around them, leaves beginning to emerge and unfurl. This is probably the last day before they totally pop and we have trees with foliage again. It's such a beautiful time of year, everything so fresh and green, not yet dried out from the summer sun.

As our yoga teacher reminded me spring can be a time of reconnection with nature. Just as all the plants, shrubs and trees are coming back to life we can strive to be more in tune with the earth and what surrounds us: thankful to the trees that provide us shade and clean our air, grateful for the beatiful flowers that give us pleasure, appreciative of this amazing planet we live on.

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