I am in love.
From the moment the earliest pre-sunrise light opens my eyes,
til the last rays of sun disappear behind the hills to our west...
I am filled with wonder and gratitude for this life that I live in this place that I love.
Spring has this effect on me...
it intoxicates me.
My senses are filled with the sounds and smells and sights of the earth
waking up and bursting forth in celebration.
Though not as colorful as the sunrises of late winter or autumn,
the morning sun rises quickly and casts an electric glow over the land.
It's almost as if you can feel a vibration in everything green.
It energizes me and brings a smile to my face each and every morning.
The gentle morning breeze carries the sweet scent of fragrant blossoms
as well as the sweet song of birds busily setting up housekeeping.
My world is at peace and everything is as it should be.
I take a deep breath, filling my lungs with fresh country air,
and exhale a sigh of contentment.
At times I ask myself why we don't live in a place that offers this beauty
all year long...
and then I realize that it's the lack of color, the lack of warmth, the lack of growth
that comes with the winter months,
that makes me appreciate this time of...