Sunday, March 28, 2010

Beginning

I finally got out for a walk this afternoon at my favorite park. The trees were neon green and there were bursts of orange, purple, and yellow wildflowers.

I had a sense of beginning. I'm feeling better after a couple of weeks of being ill, my home is peaceful, and everything is lush and blooming. I'm so happy!

While I was sick and stuck inside, I re-read the Twilight series and watched New Moon on DVD. That probably explains why I was scouting meadows for Edward and Bella. This one would be perfect.

Had to take this picture quickly because the tree was humming with bees.

I usually don't try to take pictures of birds because I don't have the right camera for it, but this little finch was nice enough to pose for me while I was trying to get a shot of the pink blossoms. Is it me, or does it kind of look like an oil painting?

Happy spring to you!

20 comments:

Erin Wallace said...

So pretty - nothing has blossomed here yet so I am livin gthrough you.

Marie-Jolie said...

Gorgeous! It's so lush and green. :) I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Hope you're doing lots better!

Theresa said...

I am so happy you are feeling better and out enjoying nature! Love the pictures of the flowers, green grass, trees and oh that sweet bird. Beautiful picture. Put that one in a "gotta make something pretty with this" pile! Love it dear friend. Pray you continue to improve! Hugs from Georgia!!!!!!

Jane said...

The photos are so beautiful! New beginnings - I'm so thankful for them.

noelle said...

Glad you're feeling better , its amazing how good a walk can make you feel, not here today though its raining! x x p.s. the pictures are all handsewn!

Thimbleanna said...

I DOES kind of look like an oil painting! Beautiful pictures -- spring has definitely arrived in your neck of the woods. Glad you're feeling better just in time!!!

PunkiePie said...

How pretty! Spring is full swing over there. Not here. And it makes me sad. I hope you're feeling better.

Suz said...

yes, it does look like a painting!
A walk....in such beauty...lucky you to have all that green and flowers at your feet
But the best is peace
So happy you have peace and quiet
and that you are well again
isn't that great!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Stacy,
Your pics are wonderful. Glad you are feeling better!
Easter Blessing my friend.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Dogwood said...

Stacy~I am soooo glad that you are feeling better. Sounds like a fabulous time outside taking beautiful photos. I love them all!

So, a little rain in SF this evening. Kind of nice and cozy.

Happy, happy days to my dear friend.

Hugs Cory/Dogwood

Rachel said...

So pretty! Everything is still brown and dirty here. I can't wait until the grass sprouts and the leaves bud... and all the snow disappears.

Glad you're feeling better and were able to enjoy a lovely day.

Woollywotnots said...

Lovely to hear you are happy and well and enjoying the Spring time. Have fun :-)

Felicity said...

your walk looks lovely, i hope your feeling better now! fliss xx

skippinginthemeadow said...

oh, Stacy this post is magical! and well done on photographing the bird...not an easy thing to do at all, it looks so lovely sitting there in the blossoms and the meadowy bit looks so lush. i feel transported! and need to be because the weather has been very dreer and unpromising here today and the forecast has said we are going to have showers (including snow showers) all over easter.
thankyou so much for sharing these gorgeous pictures and making my heart smile :o)

wishing you a warm and happy Easter xxx

sumea

love and hugs also to your two gorgeous puddys =^.^=

skippinginthemeadow said...

p.s. i am so happy to hear you are feeling yourself again :o) xxx

skippinginthemeadow said...

oh no, my first comment dissapeared! it went something like this....
oh, Stacy this post is so magical! and well done on photographing the bird, it's not an easy thing to do and it looks so lovely sitting there in the blossoms and the meadowy bits are so lush. thank you so much for sharing all this spring-time loveliness it has brought a smile to my heart :o) much needed because our weather has been very dreer and unpromising today and the forecast says we are going to have showers (including snow showers) all over easter.

much love and warm Easter wishes to you xxx
love and hugs to your two gorgeous puddys too =^.^=

skippinginthemeadow said...

i twice wrote a long comment and both dissapeared :o(
the p.s appeared though

i will try again in a minute

sumea

skippinginthemeadow said...

oh, my goodness they've all appeared together now :oD
i honestly haven't been drinking (lol)
you can delete one if you want, or keep them...they were all sent with a warm heart and true gratitude for this lovely post

xxx

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

How lovely to 'walk' with you through your park. I'm so glad you're feeling better and happy now!

Happy spring!

Linda said...

Oh wow Stacy, what stunning photos:) I hope you are feeling better:)