How wonderful to see the sun! I feared it had taken leave of us—gone on a vacation spin to Jupiter and forgotten it’s duty to our planet. In appreciation, I spent much of the day on the deck.
I took photos showing signs of Earth’s return to life: daffodils, forsythia,, rhododendron, wild flowers. I even took pictures of the single dandelion I found in my yard and the moss-covered rocks lining the flower beds.
As I stretch out in my deck chair, gentle breezes swept over me and birds tweeted in the background. I thought of the ancient words from the Song of Solomon: For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle(dove) is heard in our land. I took a nap.