Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen,
among the beauties and mysteries of the earth,
are never alone or weary of life.
What is that I hear? What is it I see? What’s that smell floating along on the breeze? Are they things returning once again to remind me that just like that with a sound, a sight, and a scent winter falls slowly but surely into spring, glorious, glorious spring? Could it be that time of year has come when the greens are greener, the colors are fresher, the fragrances sweeter? Have we at last traversed winter’s domain of quietness, of drabness, of blandness to find once more that hope is tangible, love is in the air, and the “beauties and mysteries” of the earth yet have a way of filling old and young alike with wonder and humility? If so, which of these photographic delights might be the “proof in the pudding?”
Is it the forsythia I saw above?
Or is it this that was right behind it?
Or is it these side by side hellebores?
Or perhaps it is the glowing whiteness of this Magnolia Stellata?
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. ~Psalm 85:11 ✝
**All photos taken by Natalie