First, I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend and Earth Day celebration on Saturday! Also, this past week(Saturday April 15th-April 22nd) was National Parks Week, which always coincides with Earth Day. It is sometimes referred to as Earth Week and April is also referred to as Earth Month. And one last coincidence with it all is the Birthday of the great Naturalist, John Muir on April 21st. Whew, as you can see, it's a special time of year for Nature! And what a beautiful time, as in the Northern Hemisphere at least, the Earth is greening up again. Storms bring the life giving rain, and mixed with the warming angle of the Sun - sights, scents, and sounds abound!
Although I was not able to make any big excursions this past week, I was able to enjoy the growing beauty while I worked outside and did make a visit to a special place I look forward to every Spring, my Father's woods, and absorbed an absolutely lovely evening taking in the bounty of Redbuds glowing purple everywhere you look and the hint of Dogwood opening in their midst! As for Earth Day itself, I made a visit to some old friends to lend support in a time of sorrow, yet peace. And then spent the evening watching two of my favorite kids, getting them outside for pre and post dinner strolls, pointing out the flowers and trees in bloom, the sound of the Spring peepers, the scent of Lilac and Hyacinth, and the constellation Leo in the bright starry night. They had a blast, and it felt so amazing to see their excitement and wonder! A good Earth Day indeed. :-)