It’s been cold and rainy for what seems like weeks, not feeling like winter, certainly not feeling like spring. But with all the rain things are starting to bud, to spring up from the squishy earth, to green almost before our eyes.
I was walking out at a local park earlier in the week, trying to get my miles done, training for a summer race. I know that if I start noticing things, stop to take pictures with my phone, that I’ll never get the miles in.
So I made note of where some of the prettiest stuff was and went back with my camera the next day. I was expecting a quiet walk in the woods, but it turned out to be the most beautiful, sunny, warm day that we’ve had yet this spring and that caused lots of people to go out to enjoy the park.
That didn’t bother me at all. I was immersed in the beauty of light on leaves, light making grass and skunk cabbage glow.
Light bringing color to what has been, for months, a grey and drab woods.
I only walked 5 miles on Sunday, but it took me almost three hours. Seems I was stopping every little bit to capture something else.
While others were riding by on bikes, or jogging past with the slap of feet, I was crouched down, my face near the earth trying to capture that illusive image.
I couldn’t have been happier. Indeed, I couldn’t stop smiling.