Monday, May 3, 2010

One Spring Morn

It is dawn and I am alone.  The worries of yesterday and the cares of today seem far away, and like the winter cold, eagerly forgotten.   My senses take over.  I hear the rustle of growing things swaying in time with the gentle breeze, and I smell the sweetness of a thousand spring blossoms and blooms as they dance with the leaves.  I see a rainbow of colors and shapes and textures that make my spirit soar.  Soon the first sunbeams appear, and buds stretch open their petals to welcome the warmth of the morning light.  I realize I'm not alone after all.  Chubby breasted robins bounce from leaf to twig to blade of grass in search of breakfast.  Not only does the early bird catch the worm, but he is also a witness, with me, to the miracle of a glorious Spring morn.  

I was dreaming!  It must be so.  Twenty short hours have passed and yet another dawn of another new day and I've been tricked, for all I now see is a bleak gray sky and a blanket of freshly fallen snow smothering and silencing all that speaks of Spring.   

12 comments:

Scott said...

That looks like it was taken straight out of the Garden of Eden. Great depth of color and composition. Is that HDR?

janc@mac.com said...

Where was this spectacular little secret garden? Your words, along with the picture were captivating.

Krista said...

Oh wow - that is a dreamland, isn't it? It's captivating. Just when I think I've seen all the pretty, I see some more!

We got blanketed with snow today too...

Loyce said...

Love the story, love the photo. Beautiful color and composition, Karen.

Blogful said...

Do you still live in Utah? GORGEOUS! ( I vote this picture is your screen saver next month)

Stacey Dawn said...

Such a beautiful photo....lovely words.

Me said...

I wish my yard looked like that instead of bare and wind beaten.

Karen said...

Scott, no this is not HDR, but I have used a post processing technique - one of my favorites on certain types of photos. If you (or anyone else), are interested, drop me an email, and I'll tell you what I did and show you a before and after.

Karen said...

Jan and Cary, (and anyone else living in Utah who is curious),
This is a shot of a little nook near the SL Temple.

Don said...

Very beautiful photo!

Rick said...

Stunning Karen. Such rich colours!

Ah, but even the snow brings moisture to the parched, and spring time promises that the snow will soon be gone again.

lynnekovan.com said...

Lovely shot, and beautiful words, a really interesting blog I shall add to my favourites