I looked up into the sky, but, my view was clouded by the blossoms. They are so delicate when they bloom en masse. Isn't nature amazing?
Today is #WednesdayWalk with @Tattoodjay. It was a challenge started by him to get people up and moving, all the while, looking for something to photograph. You can find his current post here!
I am taking a walk through the neighborhood, just to see what Mother Nature is up to. Overnight, things started really popping and a few weeks back, we started seeing signs of spring. Now, spring has definitely moved in to stay. My little redbud trees have put on a show, right in my yard. Who doesn't love the beauty of those first signs of spring?
I cross the street and as you can see, the neighborhood is littered with redbuds and they are at peak performance right about now. It is nice to live close enough to the city to take advantage of the activities and events and far enough to enjoy the wooded area.
It is so hard to accessorize your dogwoods properly. The beauty is not so much in the bloom as the very interesting ways their branches grow. It makes them look unusual. Or maybe that is just me?
I can almost feel the softness, their vibrant green color showing off the newness of the leaves.
And just like that, my walk is over and I am heading back home again... jiggety-jig. I want to thank @Tattoodjay for giving the incentive to get out there and make your day count. I discover things about my own neighborhood some days, as I wander about, looking for a different way to walk. So, thank you for stopping in and enjoying a little fresh air with me!
A flower. Always a flower. This flower is dedicated to #WednesdayYellow #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra. Color my world. Yes, please.
Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.
I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.
they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?
i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.
later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
"where does it hurt?"
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