Sunday, April 25, 2010

Green Again!



I was surrounded by green as I walked through the Springbrook Nature Center today. Trees that were only budding a week ago, were dressed full out in green today. It had been raining since yesterday and all the leaves were washed clean. The cool breeze had a bite to it, refreshing and cleansing as I breathed it in.

There is a feeling of wildness walking through the woods here. Everything grows in a random, haphazard way. In the dense woods, trees grow up grotesquely. They are not full, rounded and lush as they would be in a perfectly designed city park. The branches here curl upward seemingly reaching around the more prominent, older trees; searching for the sustenance of the sun. Here the old and dying trees coexist with the new growth. It is real. It is life.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Madabip said...

Lurvely! Like pic #25 as it shows the brambleyness of growth -- I think you called it grotesque, yes? I love days like the one you describe. I think I could live in Seattle full time. . .

April 26, 2010 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger azsky13 said...

Thanks for coming by. Yeah, there is just something about the air after the rain...

April 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Love it Mary! Love you pictures and your descriptions. It is amazing the 'lessons' or reality - searching for a better word... failing.. but amazing what we see of our life reflected in nature, when we take the time to look we see it all, I'm no hippy dippy (whatever that is!) but life, all of it, the questions and the answers are out there in nature, it is awesome, in the truest sense of the word. Might be why I spend most of my time inside, LOL. :o) Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what late spring and summer have in store for us at Springbrook :o) xo

April 28, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger azsky13 said...

Thank you Caroline! I have spent many hours in quiet contemplation at Springbrook. Interesting to me now that I did find, as you out it, a "reflection of life" . I usually go there to escape life.

Late spring and summer will bring more birds, ducks, turtles and fish. Always a joy to see the turtles sunning on the rocks.

April 28, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

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