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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Lovely May

It's such a beautiful time of year. Just yesterday I was sitting outside after work, drinking in all the loveliness around me and trying to think of how I would describe it to you.

One thousand shades of green. Friendly birds at the feeders; house finches, sparrows, cardinals, mourning doves, wrens, grackles, chickadees and the occasional goldfinch, all calmly eating their fill despite two humans and two canines sitting close by. An American robin hopping in the grass among butter-yellow dandelions. Warm sunshine and blue skies. A clan of unusual red squirrels that live in this part of the neighborhood, chasing each other merrily around the big old oak tree out front. The sound of the children (all new to our street) riding their bikes and playing after school. The frogs and crickets, singing, when the sun starts to set.

I can barely stand to be inside, this time of year.

For your Saturday enjoyment, and in keeping with the theme of appreciating the natural world, here is a beautiful piece of writing I wanted to share with you today.

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17 comments:

  1. It is a lovely time of year when spring has sprung ! I walked my dog ( nearly 5 yr old old schnauzer) this afternoon along an old railway track near us that is basically shady as it has been quite hot today ( 20c) more than hot enough more me.! I saw 2 orange tip butterflies and 2 yellow ones...and 2 rabbits that luckily the dog didn't see! I was only talking about American robins being much bigger than ours earlier today with a friend. I have a bird feeder on the front room window that our robins come to. I love seeing them just a few feet away when I am sitting in my chair. Enjoy your spring .XX

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  2. Beautiful scene that you paint with one thousand shades of green and a happy robin nearby. Mary Oliver's words ring so true.

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  3. It is much the same here as where you are! So beautiful. If I'm not outside, I tend to be on the porch where I can see it all.
    I do exactly what Mary Oliver said to do. I am constantly pointing out things to my grandchildren about birds and trees and plants. I figure that even if they aren't really paying attention, eventually they will have internalized some of it. I hope so. And children are just naturally attracted to and curious about nature. Which is how it should be.

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  4. Lovely words - from you and Mary Oliver.

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  5. Beautiful words. I am also jealous that you are green. We are just at the beginning of seeing the green now that most of the snow is gone.

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  6. I spent almost the whole day outside which is unusual for me because of the weather. I’m still outside and contemplating going to have a bath. Being outside makes me dirty!

    Love that piece of writing. It reminds me of my grandparents.

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  7. Lovely post today. Everyone needs some spring.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Lovely word picture of your place in the world with all the birds, squirrels and even the frogs and crickets. And I whole-heartedly agree with the words of Mary Oliver.
    Alphie

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  9. I agree 100% with Miss Oliver's words. It's also the perfect time of year for doing so.

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  10. That is lovely. It's Autumn here (Fall to you I believe!), my favourite time of year. Glorious Autumn foliage and seasonal fruits to enjoy.

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  11. The best time of year to be outdoors from dusk til dawn - long hours of daylight, not too hot yet, birdsong filling the air with music and blossoms filling it with scent. Strawberries and asparagus (I prefer the green variety), coffee poured over vanilla ice, gin tonic on the balcony at night, watching the stars...

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  12. Thank you for sharing Mary Oliver's wise words. I notice that she did not recommend leaving children in front of television sets with Hawaiian pizzas or sending them to their rooms to play shoot-em-up computer games.

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  13. May is my favourite month - mostly. Probably because I was born into it.

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  14. Love the Mary Oliver piece!

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