Tuesday, March 6, 2012

breath of spring.

A balmy wind appears out of nowhere, warming the still-chilly late winter air and gently prodding sleepy buds from their hiding places. With the breeze comes the scent of something lovely--wildflower perfume, roads warming after a rain, and home baked bread all in one.

I step outside and stand on the front porch, basking in the sunlight, inhaling deeply; taking a breath of spring.

I sit in the sun and gaze at the world around me. At the moment, there is nowhere I would rather be: this is my seraglio, my nature palace spotted with sunlight. The yellow daffodils beside the porch are beginning to lift their heads after a long winter nap. I've watched them bloom every spring for so many years, in that same spot, beside the bottom porch step.

Funny how time flies, how seasons pass in a blink.

I pull off my socks and leap into the mossy grass beneath me. It is cold and wet, reminding me that winter is still here--today the sun shines, tomorrow the rain pours. Nevertheless, I  curl my toes between the green blades and forget the chill still within the ground.

Winter can live out its course; I've had a breath of spring.  


  1. These are gorgeous!!!! You are "blossoming" into quite the photographer. ;)

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  2. it's already warm enough for the AC to be running here!


  3. I know how you feel. I am so excited that spring is on our very doorstep.


  4. I'm so jealous. You're getting spring and we're going into autumn. One of my least favourite seasons. Oh well. Maybe I'll have to hop over to your house to enjoy all the springy goodness you're enjoying : )

  5. What beautiful pictures in this beautiful post! I truly can't wait for everything to start blooming and budding here! Love spring and sunshine!!! :D

  6. Aw, lovely post! You and your camera are really working together nicely!! Good job!

    We got some snow last night...did you? Thankfully, it was all melted by this afternoon though :P

    Miss Raquel

  7. Love the pictures, Lucia! So pretty. :)


  8. This post has a poetic ring to it. We have had a breath of spring, too. Today it is in the 60s and tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 70s. It is a lovely feeling to go outside and smell that spring air. It's so thrilling. (I'm a summer girl myself. How about you?)

  9. Beautiful pictures, Lucia! :)



  10. I LOVE this post. So pretty! Those pictures are so awesome.

  11. Love the pictures!!! It's starting to look like spring here too! The trees are so pretty with their buds :D


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