Friday, May 7, 2010

Winter Blossoms

Living in northern Minnesota, you never know what our weather will bring. We've enjoyed a beautiful spring. Temperatures were in the 70s (Fahrenheit) in March. Lakes were open and snow was completely gone by April.

Until today.

Yes, it is May 7th. It has been snowing all day. As disheartening as it may be, the white blanket covering the ground creates a beautiful canvas on which the flowers' vibrant colors pop. I may not be too crazy about seeing snow in May, but at least we know it won't last long. Here's a glimpse of the beauty surrounding us on this frosty, wintry, unpredictable northern Minnesota spring day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

An Ugly Duckling Transformed

Tonight as I traveled over the river and through the woods toward home, it was the over the river part that completely thrilled me. As I crossed the bridge, I glanced at the water as is my usual custom, and I spotted what appeared to be floating white blobs. I quickly turned the car around and headed toward the public access, all the while thinking Those better not be buoys I'm seeing.

I was not disappointed.

As I slowly pulled in to the public access, I had a wonderful view of eight graceful, elegant, beautiful swans gliding on water as smooth as glass. The calmness of the water created wonderful reflections in the fading light.

After spending thirty minutes with these amazing creatures, the fading sun brought a chill to the air. I headed for home, thankful for this incredible display of the beauty of God's creation.

Which showed not even a hint of being a transformed ugly duckling. Wouldn't you agree?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Where I've Been...

... in the last six weeks. for fabric.

...enjoying my nieces and nephews.

...playing in the sand.

...attending Callie and Ashleigh's acting debut.

...sipping tea with the ladies.

...witnessing little gardeners in the making.

...marveling over beautiful spring colors.

...admiring new life.

...drinking in blossoms.

...completely loving my favorite season of the year!