Nature’s Ways

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 Bridge of Time

The beech tree is steadfastly holding on to her autumnal leaves until the new growth is ready for show:

Autumn Clothes

For now, the sun can see through the bare tree and cast pensive shadows where soon the there will be a carpet of bluebells:

The Artistry of Shadows

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.

Here-and -Now


Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

36 thoughts on “Nature’s Ways”

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. Even nature engages in ‘the waiting game.’ It seems though that she is often more patient than her fellow sentient – the human being. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely images and words, Jean.

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