What a joy it is to observe the earth bursting with color! I've been spending a lot of time in North Carolina lately taking my new granddaughter on walks. Bird song fills the air as we cruise the neighborhoods. Every day bring new discoveries. What Springtime delights have you been particularly taken with this year?
My Blogging Business Artisans team on etsy hosts a new Challenge every month. The purpose is to encourage us to explore our creativity, to stretch our imaginations. Sharla of Beaded Tail set for the following Challenge for the month of April:
Spring is here - what does that mean to you? Share.
I've been been so blessed to spend loads of time with my beautiful new granddaughter, born in November. This has meant lots of travel for me since she lives about 6 hours away by car. As I drive south and through the mountains I've noticed the gradual greening of trees and the the gorgeous redbuds flirtatiously decorating the roadsides. As I push her stroller up and down the hills of her neighborhood, I've been privy to the unfolding parade of glorious flowers and budding trees. All the while, birds chip merrily, going about their birdie business. Squirrels scamper. Bees buzz. She is particularly taken with azaleas--capacious, riotous, pink.
Ah November! when glorious Earth shouts a last hurrah!
and beauty fades to a more tattered and well-worn form.
when whoosh! leaves abandon trees
and the wind in a blustery whirl bites cheeks I'll sit by the fire contemplating and dreaming of what is past and what is to come
and hope for life's miracles to reveal themselves.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
My Blogging Business Artisans team sets forth a new Challenge every month. The purpose is to encourage us to explore our creativity, to stretch our imaginations. Perhaps we are re-working something we've done in the past or still do. Perhaps we're making something entirely new. It's always fun to see how others interpret the Challenge!
The Blogging Business Artisans team Challenge for the month of November was created by me. November is a time of changes. In much of the Northern Hemisphere, the weather turns colder and we begin to look inward. Through your art, express what this means to you. I am inspired by beauty in the world-- and relationships. Instead of being specific, I am encouraging myself to reflect and letting my imagination run and my dreams percolate. I am hoping for renewal of spirit and mind. QUESTIONS: What inspires you? What renews your spirit? How do you reflect?