Tag Archives: Flora

Our Life’s Scenery

18 Apr

If we could take a photo of our life’s scenery, how quickly would it change?

I was away from home for four days, and when I came back I uttered a “wow” of disbelief. During this time, the buds on the trees turned into leaves and the view from my balcony changed to almost beyond recognition. Most of the changes in the photos below took place over these four days…

March 2011

April 2011

Realising how quickly change can come around in nature makes me appreciate its current state. I take in the beauty of the spring flora, knowing that it is only here for a limited time. I do not think about how beautiful the trees outside my house will look in the autumn, because I will have the opportunity to experience this in the future.  Spring is here, spring is now – I must make the most of it before nature takes its course and changes the scenery.

In the same way, let’s save our thoughts of the future until it arrives. Today, we must appreciate the beautiful scenery of our present, because it is only here for a limited time.

Spring is Here!

21 Mar

Spring is in full bloom in my new town (and new country). I am feeling a little disorientated, seeing as I’m used to spring arriving at least a month later. Spring is quite possibly my favourite season, so I am loving the extra month in which I get to enjoy the smell of blooming flowers, the sounds of nesting birds and and the warmth of the approaching summer sun.

These days, I don’t leave the house without my camera; the flora here changes almost daily and I love capturing each stage of nature’s reawakening. Here are a few snaps of spring in my area.