S P R I N G
Spring arrived this year like a lamb--emerging slowly with grace and beauty.
Blooms seemed to last forever, delicately opening to reveal a magical place deep within that remained for longer than usual.
Beth of PlantPostings hosts Lessons Learned for each season.
This deliberate and gradual emanation of spring has taught me to appreciate every aspect of the season for I was able to see each and every petal, to breathe in all the aromas, to hear the raindrops on the leaves. A spring that saunters in with a pause here and there is a spring I can devour with my senses. Although I will attempt to accept whatever speed nature intends for each season, I will always yearn for a spring such as this where I can wallow in all of the beauty and elegance presented.
With a slow emerging spring comes the lesson of patience. Flowers open more slowly. Trees leaf out to the tune of an adagio tempo, sleepily moving forward. As I savored the gradual pace of spring's materialization, there were times when I was anxious for some aspect of the spring I knew from past years. Taming my yearning for something more quickly taught me to sit back and let nature work in its own time.
S U M M E R
And now comes the season of summer. After having experienced the moderate pace of spring, I am curious as to how this summer will emerge. Summer is usually hot and dry and somewhat of a rest for this gardener who spends much time preparing the garden in spring. Will there be rain? Will there be drought? Will there be heat or will cool breezes waft through the branches to relieve the garden for a moment?
No matter what summer brings it is welcome and a time for relaxing in the shade and watching all the lovely bursts of life in the landscape. Summer brings lazy days of drinking lemonade on the patio, slow rambles by the creek catching a glimpse of dragonflies, and early warm mornings listening to birds awaken and stretch through the sky.
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