25 May 2011

greens

driving home late this afternoon, i open windows wide for the first time this season, drinking in the sunlight and breathing in the air. it's heaven! i pass house after house where grass has been mowed and the green smell hangs in the air. kids play outside, folks ride in motorcycles and in convertibles with the top down, cooking smells emanate from back yards. and there is green - lush, uniform, deep green - everywhere i look. for the first time this year, it feels like summer is coming. 

i love this time of year. when it looks and feels and smells and sounds like summer - and you smile to yourself knowingly, keenly aware that there are many more days and weeks with growing amounts of sunlight before we even reach the official solstice.


8 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

Beautiful depiction of the thrill of entering a new season and great photos! penny

Star said...

So lovely! What a difference from a few snowy months back! Have a lot of good ol' backyard fun with loving family and friends!

Rommel Peter Fernandes said...

Lovely greenery.
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Lynne said...

Winter here is quite mild (no snow) compared to your winters but your "summer" greens make me desire slightly warmer days!

Priya said...

Lovely..beautiful green pics. Esp loved the green oak one!

~she~ said...

It's my favorite time of year also!

Anne said...

It must be wonderful for you to see all that lush green after the winter you've had.

Lovely pictures!

Nora said...

I'm still very much aware that this is only springtime and that summer isn't with us yet. Let's go slow and enjoy every minute of it. There's no need to rush the process.