Spring 2020 in Lockdown

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring. ~Bern Williams, English moral philosopher

While the Illinois Governor has declared yet another month of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, he can’t stop the arrival of Spring.

I managed to get outside the other day and was amazed at how many trees and flowers are in bloom, how pretty the day was, and how few people were enjoying it!

Take a look, won’t you?

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First, the Weeds

Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds. ~Author unknown

I really wanted to get out and take some photos of Spring, but it’s cold.

And windy.

And the flowers and trees are either lagging behind their usual schedule, or we humans are just more anxious than ever. Which would make sense, seeing as how we’re locked inside.

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Happy Easter 2020

Not my tulips and daffodils, but aren’t they pretty?

“May God bless you at Easter,

and keep you all year through.

May God give you all the faith you need,

to make your dreams come true.

May His love and wisdom always help,

to guide you on your way.

May His light shine down upon you now,

to bless your Easter Day.”  — Irish Prayer, Author Unknown

Note: A blessed Easter to you and yours!

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb

Snow outlining maple tree

A snow-covered bush

More snow-covered bushes

This is an outdoor fireplace. I like the way the snow outlines the bricks.

Icicles dripping off a roof line.

Snow, snow … everywhere you look.