Thursday Thoughts 15 april, 202114 april, 2021 / Leya We truly live in a magical world – not only in my many corona jigsaw puzzles. As the sun is warming up my forest, I walk slowly and rejoice in the small signs of life returning from its winter sleep. The brook is alive again, and lying on the ground I could easily fall asleep listening to its happy rippling. Milo and Totti do not agree with me there…they run into it, happily splashing while I quietly laugh at them – trying to save my trousers from getting all wet. There is a special light in the air, a light that only arrives with spring…soft, silent and promising. And the song thrush throws his clear tunes into the open sky. The little wren is fluttering in every corner of the dense forest floor – letting his clear voice be heard while he is watching me watching him. Isn’t it magical how such a tiny bird can harbour this great voice? He will not let me photograph him though… Tiny buds are coming out – and soon the forest will be all green. I always love the forest, in all its shapes and costumes, but maybe the most this time of the year. In spring it is ”transparent”…and I can see everything before it becomes hidden in green plumes. The sun is luring the ants to come out. Seeing them swarm like this always makes me think what a dreary life they must have. Work. Only work. When I was a child I felt so sorry for them – no fun ever! My mother and I used to give them a lump of sugar – a feast to wonder at. Of course I did the same thing with my own children as well. The spring wonder is arriving. And I am more grateful than ever – it has been a long and hard year. Share this:Klicka för att dela på Twitter (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för att dela på Facebook (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för utskrift (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för att e-posta en länk till en vän (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Klicka för att dela på Tumblr (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)Gilla detta:Gilla Laddar in … Relaterade
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beautiful pictures. nature lover here too.
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Thank God for nature’s beauty.
Yes, we would not survive without it!
A long, hard, full of loss year. A winter that found me wondering if even spring could lighten my heart and pull me out of the winter hibernation. tiny buds, starting here, froze this past week as a front moved through – layer by layer, bit by bit – and yet – Spring always does arrive – and with it, within me, a new determination to come out of hibernation and be a part of the ‘dance’ – thanks for posting your pics to remind me, Spring will arrive fully, here, too, for outdoors and inner me, someday soon! 😀
I agree spring has a magically light. Those ants are amazing:)
Ants, yes. But they should stick to their own home…now I found some little ones in my glass house.
Lovely forest photos. I feel as if I’ve been there!
You have – with me!
Those fresh green leaf buds and the starry white (anemone?) flowers lighting up the woodland are wonderful! These simple things fill the heart with joy and give me a small taste of the hope and freshness of spring, even though winter is looming here! Thank you, these photos are much appreciated!
Thank you for your kind words, Liz. Yes, your winter is coming, but it is not as cold as here at least!
Not as cold but our winters are chilly, wet and the standard of housing is very poor. On the bright side I’ll be able to look at photos of beautiful summer flowers from the northern hemisphere! Very thankful I’m living in the age of technology 😀
I must agree – when it’s cold and dreary here, I look at your posts to feel better!
That’s so kind of you! xx
Funny that you should mention puzzles as I just bought a new one today at Aldi. Spring looks so inviting through your lens.
Ah – a new puzzle! Enjoyable always! Thank you.
Truly beautiful, as always! Happy to see another jigsaw puzzler. 🙂
You too? Well, I have even framed some of them – last year’s pastime…
I’d love your permission to use ”The brook is alive again…” photo for my next haiku.
Please do, Mary Jo! Thank you for asking!
Lovely photos of your forest Ann-Christine!
Thank you, Aletta!
A nice piece of forest with beautiful spring flowers !
thank you – it’s coming alive these last days.
Talking on magic, or fantasy…Frodo would be at home in your forests….
This is a wonderfully lyrical evocation of early spring. Thank you!
Thank you, Margaret. Don’t we all love the wren?
Beautiful images, Ann-Christine. I kept peering into the water to try to see some fish.
then you might keep on peering – in this little brook ther is no fish. In the stillness of the pools, maybe tadpoles…
You carry us along to your mystical place, intoxicated with the wonder and promise you find there, Ann-Christine. Lyrical even on the subject of ants- creatures that I cannot abide here for they invade my bougainvillea 🙂 🙂
Hahaha, well, today I found ants in my glass house – I wasn’t happy about it…
Grrrh! 😦 😦
A beautiful pictorial of life’s circle Ann Christine.
Thank you, Anne.
I was with you in the forest Ann-Christine ever step of the way, listening to wonderful sounds and seeing the joyous sights of Spring. Thanks for taking me along and not getting my trousers wet too 🙂 🙂
Haha, well, Totti and Milo are very polite…
Your words are so poetic in this post – matching the beauty of the images! 🙂
♥ Thank you for your lovely comment, Priscilla.
I smile knowing that spring has arrived for you … and you have provided the evidence.