92/365: wild geese in flight
Because if I include this photo, I can invite you to read one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets: “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver. It is so full of understanding.
Bonus – Listen to this On Being interview with Mary Oliver from October, 2015.
93/365: green in the garden
One of the things I look for every spring and a sure sign that spring has arrived: the chives in the garden. Hope! There will be fresh produce & herbs soon.
94/365: perpetual astonishment
In spring, every weed, bud and leaf is a miracle.
I greet them all with enthusiasm. Long lost friends, every one!
“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.” – Ellis Peters
95/365: enter verdure
The landscape becomes tinged with green. It’s so subtle in early spring – and yet, anything outside the brown/gray/white palette is shocking at first .
Then, before you know it, you look around and the green has TAKEN OVER.
Then it all seems like some magic spell. As if we’d all been asleep and awakened into a beautiful springtime dream.
96/365: do you believe in magic?
We got to see “Mythical Creatures” at the Science Museum of Minnesota over spring break. The exhibition detailed the folklore & fantasy behind these creatures as well as the theoretical, fact- based explanations behind everything from cyclops to dragons.
97/365: sunshine on the water
When the sunlight sparkles across the surface of the lake like diamonds dancing across the water, I can’t help but smile. There’s something to be said for this clear view of the world, in early spring, before it’s all enveloped & obscured by lush, green foliage.
98/365: urban nature
While I would gladly escape to wilder, more remote places more often, I am grateful to have so much nature just beyond our South Minneapolis doorstep. This image expresses the balance in my life between two of my great loves: nature time and city living.
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge overlooking the Cedar Avenue bridge.