„Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it
were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into
the heart of the night.” Maria Rilke
Spring is green, tender, and
alive. It’s the childhood stage of the seasons of transitions where innocence
and purity permeate the atmosphere.
Spring seems to bring a rebirth to all of nature. The blossoms arrive, the yellow daffodils and
tulips show their colors, and the trees begin to display the light green shades
of new leaves. Our gardens begin to show
signs of new life as the vegetables rise from the soil. Spring means rebirth.
For animals, this season
is a time of emergence and migration. Insects and hibernators emerge from their
winter sleeping places.
Birds stake out their breeding, nesting and feeding territories so they may
raise their young. The air is filled with birdsong.
Bees and bee mimics fly
through the air to pollinate trees, shrubs and native flowers. Butterflies
emerge after overwintering in tree crevices, as adults. Salamanders, toads and
frogs emerge from hibernation. Frogs sing their mating songs.
„The day the Lord created hope was probably the
same day he created Spring.” Bern Williams