This year, the signs of spring were not visual for me. I wasn't inspired by the buds coming out, or the shoots poking up through last year's leaves. It all seemed a bit awkward, and I was ready to fast forward to summer. It wasn't until I found myself rolling down the window a couple of weeks ago on my commute home, that I started to relish spring. I noticed the feel of a gentle breeze on my sun-warmed skin, and an unusual sound coming through the window. What was it? No, it was not birds singing, not traffic, but rustling leaves. I had forgotten the sound, it had been so long. I laughed out loud. That was, for me, the first true sign of spring.
This image by and.the.desert.sang seemed to capture, visually, a whole sensory experience of spring. Pausing for a moment in a busy day, to relish the feel of the sun on her skin, under the blossoming trees. I can feel spring through her photo, can't you?
Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World
Ode to Rachel by and.the.desert.sang