It does still exist, you know.
Springtime, that fickle short-lived beauty with her cool sunshiney eyes and her thick green grass tresses–you remember her, right? Just barely, huh? I know, I know.
But c’mom! Hang in there my friends! I swear to ya. Your long winter blahs will be history before you know it. Ms. Springtime is out there somewhere as we speak, and believe it or not, she’s got a map to your place tucked into the back pocket of her gardening jeans.
(Apparently though, she does not care much for the opinions of groundhogs.)
So, in the spirit of that wee but mighty sense of hope and optimism that remains in each of us after such a long bleak season, I offer you this: a photographic journey forward into the heart of warmer brighter days ahead. Because, YES, while it is true that we are certainly not out of the blustery woods just yet, the fact remains that we are inching ever so slowly toward those coveted milestones of longer days and warmer temps and and a living Earth waking up from what I consider to be a brutally excessive nap.
Let’s face facts. We are at our wits end. Our kids are ricocheting off the walls, and they pretty much haven’t breathed real outside air since Halloween night.
We need a reminder that things will be okay. We need a little splash of joyous life-affirming May right here, right damn now, in the middle of this murderous February.
For we are all in this together (except Australia…they are all at the beach as I write this), and there is light at the end of this God-forsaken tunnel.
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