Early morning in my precious Newtown Wood, just outside Tramore, brings signs of changing seasons. Just as people don’t move through life in a uniform way, trees and flowers have their own ways of adapting and moving on.
The beech tree is steadfastly holding on to her autumnal leaves until the new growth is ready for show:
For now, the sun can see through the bare tree and cast pensive shadows where soon the there will be a carpet of bluebells:
Looking skyward, it’s clear that a canopy of green leaves will soon draw the blinds over the blue sky:
Down near the little stream, the celandines gleam with pride, promise and gentle purpose as they take us by the hand to celebrate diversity, humility and here-and-nowness.
36 thoughts on “Nature’s Ways”
Beautiful photos, Jean. Thank you for sharing with us!
My pleasure! Thanks for writing. Hope you have a great weekend.
Our “harbinger” of Spring are the Daffodils, Tulips, Lily of the Valley, Grape Hyacinths..the Oak trees hold onto their past season leaves until the new ones are ready to open them selves for the coming season. Your pictures are delightful to look at giving us hope of what is yet to be. I love the earthiness of the scent of the soil and the greening of the grass. Spring gives us Hope that better days lie ahead.
Hi Joni, so glad ‘HOPE’ jumped out at you from this one.
I can’t believe it’s the first day of Spring and we’re expecting about 6-10″ of Snow…yuk!..I hope it goes out to sea!
Well, with a bit of luck this will be pretty much the last of the snows for your year. Fingers crossed!
Gorgeous Jean. Thank you for sharing. I can just picture Stan gamboling through the pathways. Does he enjoy the forest as much as the shore?
Glad you like it Paul.
Yeah, Stan goes crackers in the woods and takes off after every bird he hears, sees, thinks he smells ….. It can take quite a while to get him back to heel, so to speak!
Here’s to a future filled with brilliant adaptations. Happy Spring Equinox. xo
Many thanks indeed for your kind wishes and I wish the same for you.
Hi Jill, thanks very much for taking the time to write. Much appreciated.
May the Spring equinox brings you promise of rebirths and new births. Your post nicely done.
Thanks so much, Joseph, and happy Spring to you too.
You’re very much more than welcome.
Even nature engages in ‘the waiting game.’ It seems though that she is often more patient than her fellow sentient – the human being. 🙂 Lovely images and words, Jean.
Thanks Eric. I agree, she tends to be a lot more patient than many of us human beings.
Great shots and words, Jean! Hoping your week is superb! 🙂
(Spring is not emerging much, here in the U.S. yet, but DT is! Yuk!)
Hi Tom, yes DT seems to part of this Spring but hopefully we’re just talking ‘annual’ and not perennial in his case!
Lovely to see this Jean, and yes it is so, soon green leaves will appear and it will be such a delight 🙂
The green shoots are already here so Spring has sprung!
It’s a magical time of the year. No doubt about that!
Thanks for taking me on such a lovely walk, Jean. 🙂
My pleasure, Frances. Any time!
Beautiful shots. The shadows look like dancers.
Hi Sandy, I love those shadows too. They seem to have a life of their own.
Wonderful images, Jean. Bringing back memories 🙂
Ah thanks, Valeria. Glad the memories came trundling back.
Newtown wood looks beautiful in early spring. Thank you for the refreshing walk 🙂
Hi Inese, Newtown Wood is one of my daily haunts. I love it too.
Is it safe to walk there? We went to the Ladies Bath another day, but didn’t go to the Woods.
Oh absolutely. I’ve never had an issue in 25 years day or evening.
It’s amazing how nature find its own ways. Lovely photos, my friend.
Nature is truly amazing. Thanks for you kind words, Malin.