Happy Earth Day 2021!

On yesterday morning’s walk, I noticed how green all of the grass is now that our unexpected April snow has almost all melted.

I took my phone macro lens along, just in case I should spot anything else besides grass that was starting to green up.

Sure enough, alongside the path that winds through the nature habitat by the river, there they were!

OK, they were clumps of tiny weeds, but they looked glorious to me in the morning sunshine. Once the weeds start showing up, the buds on the trees will start to open and the wildflowers will once again appear. The weeds tend to lead the way into spring and summer, so for that, I can appreciate them.

The macro lens brought out the intricacy of the minute leaves. It allowed what is generally viewed as an invasive pest, to now be seen as a beautiful reminder that winter is finally over and spring has a strong foothold.

I’ve so often found that looking closer at something (or someone) often brings out details that change my perspective.

“As one grows older one should grow more expert at finding beauty in unexpected places, in deserts and even in towns, in ordinary human faces and among wild weeds.”

C. C. Vyvyan