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The Beauty of Nature in Spring

Updated on December 12, 2014

The Beauty of Spring

Tulips are one of the first flowers in spring.
Tulips are one of the first flowers in spring. | Source

I Long for Spring

I am a warm weather person. I love to be outside in nature and all her glory. I want to feel the sun, shining down upon me and warming my soul. I suffer through winter, pacing around the house like a caged animal waiting to be released back into the wild. I long to see green pastures and trees, to smell the flowers and the scent of fresh cut grass. Nature holds so much beauty in spring!

Enjoy the Sunrise

Sunrise from my porch.
Sunrise from my porch. | Source

Another Glorious Day

Alas, when spring arrives I feel as though I have been released from my cage and am free to enjoy Mother Nature’s rebirth. Every day is a new exploration. I awake before the sun comes up, just so I can watch it rise. I sit with my cup of coffee and watch as nature unfolds another glorious day. I love to watch all the birds and listen as they awaken and sing their sweet songs.

White Heron

White Heron looking for his morning meal.
White Heron looking for his morning meal. | Source

White Heron Fishing for Food

I go for a walk in the cool early morning air. I walk slowly and quietly, taking in the sights and sounds all around me. As I walk down to the pond, I see a white heron slowly walking through the shallows. With his long slender legs, he steps carefully, as he looks for his early morning breakfast of fish or frogs. He walks silently, never making a sound. His footsteps, so gentle, they barely make a ripple in the water. He stands motionless, watching the small fish and tadpoles as they swim around his feet. Watching so carefully, until he dips his beak into the water and snags a little morsel for his breakfast.

White Tailed Deer

Two doe and fawn.
Two doe and fawn. | Source

White Tailed Deer, Grazing on the Pond Dam

As I stand silently watching, I see a two white tailed doe and fawn coming down to get an early morning drink from the pond. They cautiously graze on the carpet of new green grass covering the pond dam. They see me, but as long as I am very still they continue to graze, still watching me, not knowing if I pose a threat. I watch them for a little while, engrossed in their grace and beauty, but it is time for me to move on. As I make the slightest move, they trot back off into the trees wagging their white tails as a warning to other deer.


Butterfly on Wildflowers

Butterfly flitting amount the wildflowers.
Butterfly flitting amount the wildflowers. | Source

Butterflies and Wildflowers

As I walk through a field, I stop to watch a little butterfly as he lands on the small yellow wild flowers, just beginning to awaken from their winters sleep. The bright yellow colors of the flowers beg the butterfly to come visit. The little orange and yellow butterfly almost disappears as be blends in with the colors of the flowers. But he doesn’t stay on one flower very long as there are many colorful wildflowers for him to visit this morning.

Tom Turkey

Tom Turkey strutting his stuff for the girls.
Tom Turkey strutting his stuff for the girls. | Source

Wild Turkey in the Woods

I continue on with my walk, and hear a familiar spring sound. It is a turkey gobbling. I walk as silently as possible and as I round a clump of trees I see a Tom turkey doing his dance for the ladies. He fans out his tail and puffs himself up to show off his manliness. The bright red wattle on his neck stands out to attract the attention of the ladies. His does his spring dance, strutting and clucking as he dances around in a circle. He is saying, “Look at me ladies, I am the man you want.” The ladies seem to be ignoring him as they continue on their way, eating grass and bugs. They eventually wander back into the woods with Mr. Tom following along behind.


Lavender Bearded Iris

Lavender Bearded Iris
Lavender Bearded Iris | Source

Spring Flowers

A little further down the trail, there are some purple bearded iris that are beginning to bloom along the fence line. Apparently these have washed down from a clump that was planted on top of the hill. As they are perennials in this area, they come back every year and multiply. Their long stems shooting up from center of their sword like leaves, crowned with the soft purple colored petals. Their lower petals seem to flow downward, opening up to show off their soft yellow centers. They seem to call out to you to reach out and touch them and feel their supple texture. These lovely flowers will attract some bees and hummingbirds. It’s a shame they only bloom in spring as they add such a wonderful color to the landscape.


Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Fall and winter have cleaned the landscape and spring is a re-birth of nature. The emerald green of the new leaves and grass, the endless variety of spring colored wild flowers and the birds flitting around finding nesting places and doing their mating dances for partners. What an exciting time of year. I try to take in all I can and appreciate spring as a new beginning for nature and all her wonder.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Peggy! I am so ready for Spring! We have had an exceptionally warm winter until Christmas Day, when we received about 1 1/2" of snow. I like the snow for about 1 day, then I am ready for warmer weather. I would love to see all the Azaleas! Who knows, maybe we can pop down to Houston about that time. Thank you for your kind comment and votes! I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas and I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year! Hub hugs! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I really liked this...your photos and words reminding me of the Spring to come after we get through these current Winter months. It is a short Winter in Houston. By early March we always have our Azalea Trail in town and Spring flowers abound. Up and beautiful votes.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Au fait! Yes, you in North Texas and myself in Southern Oklahoma we are probably have the same type of weather. I hope you are getting some of this much needed rain we are having right now! Thank you so much for your kind comments. Spring always goes by too fast to suit me. It has been so got this summer, I am ready for fall! Thank you for your wonderful comment, and votes, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Great photos! Especially like the sunrise, the tom turkey, and the iris. Wild flowers are beautiful here in North Texas in the spring too. My favorite time of year here in TX is spring -- when we have one. Sometimes spring lasts several weeks and other times it goes straight from winter to summer. :( Not that far from you in OK, so it must be on the same order.

      Great hub. Voted up, interesting, and beautiful!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi prasetio! I am so glad you enjoyed my hub. I do love spring. Everything is so...fresh. Thank you for your kind comments and vote! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I really enjoy reading this hub and all stunning pictures here. Spring is one of the beautiful season and nature has shown to us perfectly. Good job and rated up!

      Prasetio

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello bdegiulio! I am so glad I helped make you feel better! :) I hate to be stuck in the house too. Thank you so much for stopping and leaving such a nice comment, it is always appreciated. I hope you continue to feel better. Have a great day! :)

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi sgbrown. I've been sick all week with the flu and have been going out of my mind stuck here in the house. I'm feeling a little better this morning so I went outside to look at and take pictures of our blooming daffodil's. I just read your Hub and I couldn't agree with you more. It's a beautiful spring morning here in New England and everything is blooming and your Hub just made me feel better. Great job.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Happyboomernurse! I can tell you are a nature lover as well. Thank you for your kind comment, you made my morning! I appreciate the votes and share as well. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Your love and enjoyment of nature come shining through in this beautiful hub with its stunning photos and as I read the narrative I felt I was with you during your walk.

      Voted up across the board except for funny and shared.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Eddy! So happy to hear from you. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I love anything to do with natures also, so you will be seeing more soon. Thank you for all your support. Have a beautiful day! :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh my, I love anything to do with nature and this one was a super treat. 'Up up and away' without a doubt.

      I now look forward to so many more from you.

      Take care

      Eddy.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Thank you for stopping in Capture Safari! I appreciate your kind comment. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      CaptureSafari 4 years ago from Westerham, UK

      A motivating hub as always :-) Thanks

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Wizzie. I am so glad you enjoyed our walk. I love spring and summer, I can get outside and enjoy nature. Thank you for your kind words regarding my photos. :) You flatter me. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! :)

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      Wizzie Crone 4 years ago from wizziecrone@yahoo.com

      Hello. I enjoyed your walk. I felt as if I went along with you. I, too, long for summer. Your photography is stunning. It is a hobby of mine, but I don't have your talent. Thanks so much for this lovely piece.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Bernard. What a lovely piece! It always amazes me to realize the complexity of our world and all that God has created and continues to create. Thank you for your beautiful reply. Have an amazing day! :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Lilleyth. Thank you for you kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed our walk. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      BERNARD LEVINE 4 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA

      THE BEAUTY OF GOD’S LOVE By BERNARD LEVINE

      God is amazing

      He chooses every baby's DNA and blood type

      He puts every star in place to float in the sky

      He creates every fingerprint with a rare design

      He makes an egg to burst open with life.

      God is great

      He selects all the love-songs for every bird to sing

      He makes broken bones mend

      He gives every flower its specific perfume

      He cares for seeds and they turn to fruit.

      God is awesome

      He tells the seasons when to change

      He gives us air so we can breathe

      He feeds multitudes of living organisms on our planet

      He waters fields of green carpets with morning dew.

      Every leaf is a marvel of God's genius

      Every baby is filled with God's love

      There is nothing in this world more precious

      than the beautiful kindness of God.

      © Bernard Levine

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      Suzanne Sheffield 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Stunning photographs! Enjoyed my walk with you today.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Alicia. Thank you for your kind words. Too bad it can't be spring all year! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely hub with beautiful photos, sgbrown. The iris photo is wonderful! Thank you for sharing the pictures of spring in your area. Spring is my favorite time of year. I love all the new plant life and animal activity!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Lesley! If winter would be just one month long, and have some beautiful snow, I would be happy. Thank you for your kind comments, vote and sharing my hub. You know it is always appreciated. Have a beautiful day! :)

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      How I love the beauty of nature in spring, I am an outdoor person and like you feel like a caged animal in the winter months!

      I loved your hub and photos thank you.

      Voting up and shared.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Nomascus. I love spring! I know what you mean about feeling re-born every spring. Thank you for your kind comments, they are greatly appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Imoge! Good to hear from you! :) Thank you much for your kind comments, they are always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Nomascus concolor 4 years ago from A Country called Earth

      I feel like I am born again every spring. I love the lavender Iris! Good hub as usual! voted up :)

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      Imogen French 4 years ago from Southwest England

      What lovely pictures sgbrown, I love the white ibis and the lavender iris. Spring is such a wonderful time of year, thanks for sharing your thoughts and photographs.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello paulgc. Thank you so much for your kind words. I do love spring and can't seem to stay in the house! My camera and I are outside every chance we get. Thank you for reading, commenting and voting on my hub, it is always greatly appreciated. Have a beautiful day! :)

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      paulgc 4 years ago

      hello sgbrown,

      this is a wonderful hub, i can almost feel the warmth of spring transcend through your words.

      voted up and beautiful.

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