Is there anything better than wandering in the woods with good friends on a Spring morning?
I love Winter but this one stayed way past it's welcome but now Spring will not be ignored and there is a 'bursting forth' of everything that is Spring.
The woods are filled with birdsong, the Spring Peepers are chorusing from the ponds now free of winters grip.
The earth smells rich and new and everywhere new life is emerging.
In the sheltered places the sun's warmth is evident, jackets are unzipped, gloves are gone, smiles are on everyone's face.
There is a lightening of one's step
Ahh Spring in the Northern woods …
A 'good to be alive' feeling
What a day!
“And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest”.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"