Words + Photos by Melissa McMasters, Director of Communications
Something I try to practice every year at this time is looking more closely. In a few weeks, when spring bird migration is in full swing, I’ll be distracted by explosive song and flashes of yellow feathers high in the trees. But right now, the beauty is in the bursting buds of trees and flowers, and the neon green of new leaves.
Sometimes these slow contemplations lead me to see how nature’s exuberance mirrors our own at this time of year (well, our normal exuberance at this time of year). The box elder on the left below echoes a joyous person jumping through the air. The flowering dogwood buds look like a victory cheer.
These two redbuds at Levitt Shell remind me of one hand reaching out for another.
This strawberry bush asks, “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???”
But my favorites are and always will be the tiny flowers of redbud trees. Do they remind you of anything?
Nature’s synchronicity is pretty amazing.
Life goal: Capture a photo of a hummingbird nectaring on a redbud blossom!