Today, armed with a camera, magnifying glass and sunglasses, Me and the kiddos headed to the park in search of spring.
Addy and I had a nice little discussion earlier in the morning over Google images about seasons. We talked about some signs that would indicate spring was here.
Let's go find spring!
We found it in little tiny white flowers sprinkled across the grass...
In pink daisies...
In red and purple lilies...
In sun-kissed periwinkle...
And fully opened tulips. (Mom loves bulb flowers! Who wants to visit Daffodil Hill with me?!)
We found spring in snowy blossoms--the dead of winter unable to keep new life from springing forth.
Spring is in freshly dressed willow trees wearing the bright greens of this season.
Spring is reflected on the canvas of water. I stand in awe of God because creating the world and breathing new life into it every spring simply wasn't creative enough for God, He also decided to leave paintings of beauty on the water's reflection. And we dub Claude Monet the Father of Impressionist Art??
We discovered the culprit to the "rat-ta-tat" sound in the trees.
We were hoping to see some baby wildlife, but we still saw evidence that love is in the air.
Spring is in the shimmering gold-haired little girl beside the glistening waters,
In wildflowers amongst the not-yet-awakened vineyards,
And in the the intoxicating aroma of mustard-flowered fields (ah-choo! Just kidding...).
Spring is the beautiful days that require the windows rolled down and I discover how natural it is to stretch out hands in worship to the Lord... to delight in each day... "This is the day that the Lord has made...
...I will rejoice...
...and be glad in it!"
I will take off my socks and let my toes feel the sunshine...
I will take my Claritin and forget that it's allergy season, forget that I have a million things to do, forget that yesterday I kept getting frustrated and yelling at a child who refused to listen, forget that I got a grand total of 4 and a 1/2 hours of sleep because a baby's gums were swollen with moving teeth... I will rejoice in the day! I will be child-like and my hair will be wind-blown! I will discover new life and new days!
Happy Spring to you!
Do take a day off to enjoy it!