Sunday, April 11, 2010

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Ground Ivy

Cool breezes and lazy clouds. Sitting on a wooded hill, dog at my side, surrounded by Spring Beautys, listening to the first calls of the Brown Thrasher. Waiting... watching... found him! Soaking in the sun and the sounds - and the silence. Taking pictures of wildflowers, watching the Bluebirds visit a nest box, crossing the creek. Paddling in kayaks with my beloved, floating the lake. Watching a Kingfisher, then a Great Blue Heron. Spotting from afar Trillium blooming near the bank, coming closer to also discover Toad Lily mixed in. Beauty abounds all around. If only all days could be this perfect.

5 comments:

Steve Willson said...

Glad to hear today's outing went so well.

Richard King said...

Sounds so relaxing. Relaxed me reading it, after a hard day. Thanks Heather.

The Early Birder said...

Sounds idyllic...could do with a few more of those days. FAB.

Nature As Is said...

What a lovely day you had, very relaxing indeed. Love the photo of the ground ivy...so beautiful Heather.

Heather said...

Steve - It was truly a perfect day... couldn't have asked for more.

Richard - That's so great to hear! Glad the relaxation rubbed off on you.

Frank - Yes, more of those days would be wonderful. I found myself wondering if I would ever get tired of it (or take it for granted) if all days were like that. I'd like to think not, but... human nature would rear its head, I'm sure.

Crista - Hey girl, good to hear from you! I hope you'll be able to spend some relaxing days of your own once your work time slows down. Take care.