Nature Gives us Hope
By Carol Meyer
Birds are singing, trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, and I even saw a bumblebee recently -- a rare sight these days.
Looking back, what really caught my attention this winter was that even on some cold days, there were bird songs in the air. Despite the lower temperatures and the fact that spring at that time was weeks away, they kept on singing. Not often, maybe, but enough to remind us that warmer weather was coming and to help chase away the wintertime blues.
Then came COVID-19, which has caused many changes in our lives. We can't go out much, and we're wearing face masks. Stores close earlier, and some items are still in short supply.
That said, as I write this, the azalea bush my children gave me for Mother's Day many years ago is now HUGE and blooming with radiant pink flowers, the grass -- in our case, crabgrass!-- is starting to turn green, and it's almost time to put the screen in our front door.
We've had some tough weather this spring, but also some beautiful sunny days that lift the spirits despite what's going on around us.
For all these things I am truly grateful! Happy Spring!
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