Current eventsPosted: March 26, 2012
I know some of my visitors like to see what’s currently going on around the pond so before we go back to Cleveland, let’s see what’s happening outdoors and close to home. Spring here in the Bogs is slightly behind spring up in Cleveland. And today doesn’t feel like spring at all. It’s chilly (33 degrees when I went out for my walk this morning) and very breezy. There is a Freeze Warning in effect for tonight, with a low of 26 expected.
The weeping cherries are in full bloom now, the branches filled with blossoms looking very much like a fountain of flowers cascading out of the tops of the trees.
The grass is greener and the trees are leafing.
Seed pods are forming on some of the trees. The purple maple is flowering. Clover has popped up all over the place. The dogwood leaves are unfurling as it begins to flower. The winter pansies have made a comeback, the tulips are almost ready to pop open, and the puzzle M and I slowly worked on over the winter months has finally been completed.
Now that the summary of current events has been completed, how about a few more orchids?
Sometimes it seems as if it’s difficult to take a bad photograph of an orchid. Only sometimes. I know from experience that it’s not at all difficult. I’ve used the delete button on quite a few.
As I experience it, appreciation of beauty is access to the soul. With beauty in our lives, we walk and carry ourselves more lightly and with a different look in our eyes. To look into the eyes of someone beholding beauty is to look through the windows of the soul. Anytime we catch a glimpse of soul, beauty is there; anytime we catch our breath and feel “How beautiful!,” the soul is present.
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for dropping by and joining me on my various ramblings. I hope your day has been filled with joy and beauty.