I love spring because the days are growing longer.
I love spring because the rain will
I love spring because of the vivid colours.
I love spring because of the new growth.
Spring is almost here because the birds
have returned to our trees and our first trees are in blossom.
Bring on spring I say.
We have had this birdhouse for 4 years, have had it in 3 different locations, have put food out for prospective owners, and absolutely no takers.
Not one bird has been interested in making their home here. Nests in the tree, yes. Nests in a nice sheltered birdhouse. No.
If a bird doesn’t take the offer soon, might have to put it on the ground and see if any rats are interested in moving in.
We say we care about things like poverty or the environment, but its mainly lip service. Actually purchasing only products that make a difference for the causes we believe in. Well that’s another story.
As evening approaches the mist rises slowly from the ground. By daybreak it will be thick heavy fog that will blanket the Waikato for most of the morning.
I understand what causes fog, but I don’t understand why fog exists. Maybe fog’s purpose is to reduce our view, to dim the sun, to close airports and make us feel gloomy.
Maybe fog’s purpose is to enhance our enjoyment of the sun and beauty and the use of airports more once it clears. Once it is lifted. Once things return to normal.
NB: There are life lessons I’m sure from fog, just not sure what they are yet. As fog season has arrived I’m sure I’ll get the opportunity to think of some before my next fog picture.
When I take the short way at peak times, the traffic is bumper to bumper. 2-3 minutes shorter and not at all relaxing.
Tonight, taking the long way, I stopped and took this photo of the sun setting across the farm land. I wouldn’t have stopped in heavy traffic. I would have missed the moment, and I actually got a small kick out of seeing the sun set and know the day was ending.
I remind myself, that sometimes in my rush and competitiveness I miss small things.
One of a kind things.
All for the sake of a couple of minutes.
For as far as the eye could see low bulbous cloud covered the country and out beyond the sea to the horizon. The sun creeps up to the skyline as the earths revolution enables the break of a new day. The darkness of the night sky fades to blue then to burning bright yellows that reflect over the cloud.
From 18000 ft, the curve of the earth is apparent, and I am in AWE of the work of God’s hand. The depth, perspective, colour, cloud, light and darkness are amazing. Such beauty that the camera did not and will never fully capture.
Then I am reminded how honoured I am to enjoy it. Less than 100 years ago, few men had ever seen such sights, and even today, very few people around the earth will see such things.
[189 | 365 – In Awe – An amazing sunrise as I flew to Christchurch]