Saturday, April 10, 2010
Green Comes To The Forest
To my surprise, the signs of spring are everywhere. It's been raining and it's been cold. But rain brings life, and that is exactly what it did here. The early colors of spring are everywhere out here. Grass looks to be quite a bit greener than it was before. The vernal ponds are much fuller, which is very good for frogs and toads, and maybe quite a few other kinds of life.
In my eyes, this place looks like a giant natural hallway. It's not a path or a trail of any kind, but the trees line up to the sides of this fantasy hallway like huge pillars. Sometimes the sun is in just the right place to illuminate this magical hall in such a way that I think if I follow it I might find myself in a fantasy world. The picture doesn't show it. I think maybe only I can see it.
I would have brought you pictures of some of the newest animal discoveries I've made in the last week, but this green in the forest is where my mind exists right now. I really didn't know how much I missed it until I saw it today. This is why Spring is my favorite time of year. It brings back the warmth and protection of my forests. The true beauty and peace that I see in nature is coming back.