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Spring is in the Air at Boomer Lake, 2013

Updated on April 16, 2013
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Open Your Heart

For some of you, you still feel like you’re in the midst of winter. There is still snow on the ground, few signs of spring avail themselves. The sun shines, yet with a shadow that imparts the cold. But never fear! Spring really is on the way, and here are some of the beautiful things that you will see, as well as perhaps, a few hangers on that have seen better days. All is well with nature, though things are still a little late in some areas. So without further adieu, I bit you a warm and grand welcome to things that are yet to be, and how spring will impart relief for that seasonal affective disorder.

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Beginnings in the Youth of Spring

Look! Feast your eyes

On the bounty

Of what is to be.

Share the smile

And handshake

Of the greater good

That has nothing

And everything

To do with life at hand.

Feel the sun

Upon your soul,

And cast your hope

Upon this.

Spring is in the air

And grander things

Are yet to be.

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Life Awakens

The buzz is in the air showing life awakening, as well as the hard work that goes into working the soil. The ant has its natural missing: to dig, to work, and to procure for the queen, while the others will also go about their daily duties within.

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Tune in with Nature

Listen, and you’ll be privy to so much more that surrounds you. The gentle breeze carries so much more to your waiting ear, and it will go on whether you hear it or not. To be in tune with nature is to understand the meaning of the recipe for our lives as they are, and what we take for granted in every day living.

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Share in the Wealth

Rejoice in the bountiful fruits of what surrounds you, be thankful for every day that you live and breathe, and the wonders of what you see in life. Take the time to close your eyes, draw in a deep breath, and hear that familiar robin calling. Open your windows wide on a wonderful day, air out the house, and in turn, reap the bounty of what is before you.

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Give Yourself

I give you life, dignity, and the heart of spring. Welcome to my house, and enjoy my simple fare. Life is truly what you will make of it, so do start spring with a little bit of nature at your fingertips. With life, there is hope, and with hope, there are the beautiful times that are yet to be. Bring wild flowers to a neighbor that is all alone. Leave a few nuts for the squirrel that keeps raiding your bird feeders. Share a cup of tea with some of the older folks forgotten in a nursing home. I guarantee you that life will be so much better for you if you spread a little cheer in the hearts of a few, and that will reach the hearts of many.

I give you a piece of me, my spirit through my eyes. Take this gift, and share it with others.

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    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, KoffeeKlatch Gals. Spring is sure fulfilling its season with everything that I have found at Boomer Lake. Summer is right around the corner, and f it is half as good as spring, it will be a winner.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love it. "Feast your eyes on the bounty of what is to be", my favorite part. Spring is my favorite time of th3e year. Beautifully written.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Lilac is too deep rooted for a container. The aroma wafts for quite a distance. It really seems to do well is the colder climates, but I'm sure that the species here was created just for this area. I love the bounty of nature!

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      precy anza 

      5 years ago from USA

      Wow, purple and white lilacs! ^-^' There are some varities that would grow here but not the common lilac, I don't think. And besides, there's no spot for it on the ground, unless it would do well in a container. Our little patio is all crowded. I would love the smell of lilacs but I think I have to be content with the lavender and the New Zealand tea tree flowers. :)

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Meldz! I'm glad that you liked my little oasis. As usual, good to see you.

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      ignugent17 

      5 years ago

      Lovely tree and delightful poem. Thanks sharing them.

      Voted up and more. :-)

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      precy anza, you can have the flowers, then fruit. We had purple and white lilacs in Maine. Can you grow those in CA?

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      precy anza 

      5 years ago from USA

      Beautiful! My uncle, where we used to live before, has an apple tree but wasn't in full bloom like this. :) I really thought it was some kind of cherry tree! ^-^' Well then.... maybe I'd plant apple tree too..... for the beautiful white flowers, (as I am after the flowers) :D

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That's an apple tree, precy anza. The flowers were not on it long, so I had to try to hurry to get birds on it while it was flowering.

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      precy anza 

      5 years ago from USA

      Lovely photos! I wanna know what tree is that, the tree with beautiful white flower. :) Love it!

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That's right, Alicia! It will only get better.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, LongTimeMother! Hope that all is well in your area.

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the beautiful thoughts and the lovely photos, Deb. Spring is such a lovely time of year!

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      LongTimeMother 

      5 years ago from Australia

      I love your celebration of springtime. Great photos!! :)

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Jackie! Can't wait to see some of those beautiful trees. The flowers are off some, and others are flowering now. My hopes were to get as many birds as possible on the blossoms, just for a little color. I was successful a few times. It was very cloudy and threatening rain all day. I managed to get to the grocery store and got that out of the way. Did my taxes finally yesterday, so that left me a little time to read and relax today. Hope that all is well in your area.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I went out in spite of the rainy look but the sun popped out awhile and I got over a hundred shots, mostly trees and flowers. I am taking an interest in trees suddenly, we have some really old and odd shaped ones, so am thinking of doing up a large folder of those shots. Our spring is acting weird too though it will be 60 and up. (Where's the global warming?)

      You are right, we do need to share a little love with others, I remind myself of that often when I get my head in the clouds just doing what I want. If for now other reason; in memory of my dear mom I hope anyone showed love to when I couldn't be there.

      Great advice. ^

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Kris! It is so good to see you! Thanks for everything that you do, including teaching me haiku, which was very well received.

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      KrisL 

      5 years ago from S. Florida

      Just made me smile . . . I'm sharing it in case anyone I follow doesn't follow you. :-)

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Beckie, you're always welcome here!

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Billy! I'll also have to leave you my phone number, too. Our weather continues to wax and wane, and eventually, it will calm down.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This is what I have been waiting for - SPRING! My favorite time of year and your photos and descriptions reflect so beautifully why I love it so.

      I really enjoyed taking a walk through "your house".

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Jim! The party hasn't even begun in Colorado, I am told, so we will see who gets out from under the snow next.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You know, juneaukid, we get the winds of the Rockies, and today, they are pretty darn chilly. They will get better again here, and you will have a reprieve, too.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, whonu! It has been coming for a while. Finally had the time to be able to do it. Thanks for your support.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, Deb, I thought spring was in the air here a couple weeks ago, but turns out I was very wrong. 33 degrees this morning with rain coming. Sigh!

      I would be delighted to share Boomer Lake with you on a visit....you never know when it will happen, so leave a light on for us.

      Beautiful work by the way. Your poetry continues to grow in stature.

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A beautiful invitation to the party that is spring taking shape all over this wonderful land we live in.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 

      5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed reading this and truly look forward to spring in Colorado even though we're buried in deep snow.

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Nice hub and well done; great photos and writing. whonu

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