Anxious times call for natural beauty

Red Maple budding out, March 10, 2020.

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.   ~ Charles Dickens

I didn’t realize this maple was budding out until I was standing next to it, and I swear it didn’t look like this yesterday. Gentle and easy changes, indeed.

2 thoughts on “Anxious times call for natural beauty

  1. I drove home from my Writer Friends group this afternoon and noticed the cottonwoods beginning to bud out. Like you, I don’t think they were bursting their buds this morning.
    Lovely to have them out, but I do hope we don’t have a hard frost in the next couple of months.

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