Thursday, May 5, 2011

April Showers

Eventually bring May flowers, right?  May 5 and we have one tulip blooming!

The last day of April looked like this:


Spring snowstorms are not always welcome but they are not unusual.  They do provide moisture so this week things are greening up and looking less brown.


This time of year the days are longer, the energy is increasing in the natural world,  and the earth is stirring again after a long winter's sleep.

Likewise, we start becoming more active and spend increasing amounts of time outside.  The pace of life picks up.

Best of all, kids come home from college!  Our oldest daughter is home now and I'm going to help my youngest daughter move home tomorrow.  We will be reunited as a family for the summer.  It's another kind of change, a welcome one.

Every day, every moment, our lives change.

Just like the skies at SkyWatch Friday.

12 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Family coming home is a Very Good kind of change. Enjoy them. Hope you get some spring flowers soon.

Ms. Burrito said...

Pretty shots!

Would you mind visiting and commenting on my Sky Watch post? Big thanks!

VaishVijay said...

Lovely shots. Good for you that your family is back for summer:)

Your header image if fantastic!

Sylvia K said...

I know you're so glad to have your daughters home again and I know you will all have a great summer, Loran! Your photos are superb as always! Thanks for sharing the beauty and enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

forgetmenot said...

It has been a strange year weatherwise, but remember, no winter last forever; no spring skips a turn. Your summer sounds great with your daughters home again--enjoy. Mickie :)

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skywatch photos. The scenery is gorgeous. Happy skywatching!

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely changes in your world!!!

Barb said...

Lovely post, Loran, and I like your new look on the Blog. I wish you more blooming flowers in time for Mothers Day. Have a great weekend with Family!

Janie said...

Change makes life interesting. Nice that the girls will be home for the summer.

eden said...

Lovely captures.

Linda said...

Lucky you with everyone home for summer. Still a month to go here before university exams are over.