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Springtime in Our Lives

Updated on February 12, 2013

Flowering Trees in Springtime

Ornamental Pear Tree flowering in spring
Ornamental Pear Tree flowering in spring | Source

The Season of Spring

The season of spring! Many of us look forward to this season all winter long. It signals the end of dreary and the beginning of bright! One of the prettiest sites we see in spring are the white flowering trees, but they're not alone. Ornamental trees bearing flowers of all colors start to appear early in spring signaling the new birth of trees followed by all the spring flowers.

Is it just nature's rebirth or can it be our rebirth too? We all celebrate New Year's with resolutions and look forward to changes but what about spring? When everything around us is being born again can it be a time for us to be born again, to start anew?

The flowering trees bring light and color into a darkened world
As they begin to open up and all their glory twirled
Around a background new again as we begin to see
A newborn opportunity to set our spirits free.

Flowering Trees - Ornamental Pear

Flowers just popped out
Flowers just popped out | Source

Flowering Trees in Spring

So, it's been a mild winter; low temperatures and little snow. Yet for me and my family it's been a long winter. Illnesses and issues have drawn it out and made it more bleak than usual. So, the other day I'm walking the dog (which I don't do as often as I should for his sake or mine) and I notice the beautiful flowering trees all around the neighborhood.

Have you really noticed the trees that bloom in spring? They bring such beautiful color, though for a short period of time. I kept stopping to look (and confusing the poor dog). I couldn't help taking a few pictures to help remind me of their beauty and the newness awaiting all of us as nature starts a new palette of color.

So I'm looking at the ornamental pear tree in my yard thinking, this was just totally bare a little more than a week ago. Buds began to appear and then it seems overnight, these beautiful little white flowers just popped out!


Forsythia up close
Forsythia up close | Source

Springtime in Our Lives

As we continued our walk I noticed so many more. Other beautiful trees and forsythia bushes. What a glorious palette of color. If springtime is in the air, can't springtime be in our lives as well? Why not? Why can't we let the newness and freshness we find in the air seep into our hearts. Let springtime be our re-birth time!

The cold of winter has given way to the stirrings of spring and if we open our hearts that warmth can find its way in. I know my dog is feeling spring. He's got a little more spring in his step (pardon the pun) and a lot more energy. Nature takes care of its own, why not let it take care of us?

Webster says springtime is a flourishing stage of development....can it be that for us too? I'd really like to let springtime take over and guide me into summer with a song in my heart. I hope we can all find a newness this spring and start a summer filled with joy and color. Color to guide us and keep us happy throughout the year.

A time of more sun and more warmth from the sun. A time to get outside and start working in the garden and getting the garden ready. As we enjoy all of this why not enjoy it in our hearts? Clean out our hearts and start anew. Clean out the baggage in your heart, forgive those who need your forgiveness, and most importantly spread your love. Let your love be the basis for new growth in other's hearts. Make this the springtime of your life!

More Flowering Trees

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Neighbor's treeAnd yet another neighbor's treeTulip treeHaunting beauty with tiny flower buds.
Neighbor's tree
Neighbor's tree | Source
And yet another neighbor's tree
And yet another neighbor's tree | Source
Tulip tree
Tulip tree | Source
Haunting beauty with tiny flower buds.
Haunting beauty with tiny flower buds. | Source

Though the blooms of these beautiful flowers may fade they will give way to leaves that provide shade from the summer sun. "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree." The seasons change and the trees offer different types of beauty and shelter. Let your heart open to the beauty and shelter God and nature can give you...especially in the springtime in your life.

Please leave comments on this atypical hub. I'd love to know your thoughts.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      So true HBN, I think all the beautiful color is Nature's way of letting us know spring is finally here after a long drab winter. Renewal of Nature and renewal of self...thanks so much for the votes!

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      The blooming trees of springtime are my favorite thing about this time of year as the burst of color is eye popping and impressive- as if nature is painting a landscape in big bold strokes. Love this hub, your photos and the video and agree that spring is a time for self-renewal.

      Voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I'm so glad you enjoyed my narrative. There are so many beautiful spring flowering trees I just wish the flowers could last a little longer! Good luck with your forsythia.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderful hub! Your thoughts on spring are excellent, I loved your narrative! Your pictures are beautiful as well. I love when the trees are in bloom, especially the Bradford pear trees, they look like big white powder puffs! I miss my forsythia, had to leave it when we moved. I really need to plant another one. I loved your hub! Voted up and beautiful! :)

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks Lesley...spring is so full of renewal!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A lovely hub, I get so excited about spring! the blossom in your pictures looks beautiful.

      Voting up, best wishes Lesley

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks Au fait. Can't imagine endless days of 100 degrees...hope your air conditioning is up and running. Glad you liked the pis. Thanks for voting.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Spring is my favorite time in Texas because everything is lush and green and blossoming in all colors. Reds, deep pinks, pale pinks, fuchsia, yellow, white, purple . . . Flowers everywhere, both domestic and wild flowers. This year is nice in that spring is lasting for a while. The only season when one can enjoy being outside without freezing or cooking. Texas has 5 seasons, unlike northern states. We have fall, winter spring, summer, and Hell. 100 degree temps are just around the corner, and that's the worst thing about spring here. It ushers in 2 days of summer and endless days of relentless Hell that will last into October and beyond.

      Great hub! Enjoyed the pictures. Voting you UP.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Poohgranma, my first email was ignored. When I tried to send a second email I received a message that email address is no longer accepting emails!!!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Poohgranma I can't thank you enough for finding this for me. I have never had an article stolen (to my knowledge). I'm not sure if I should be flattered or furious. Not only did she not bother to change the title, the photos are still credited to me! I sent an email to the site and will let you know what happens. Again, thank you so much. Thank you for contacting HP as well.

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      Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

      This article has been stolen and posted here as belonging to another writer.

      Cindy Murdoch of HP found this site and has contacted HP for help but no word yet. She says 90% of what she has read comes from HP authors. You all need to check for your work and contact HP and/or the company. They don;t even bother to change the titles so it's easy to search for your work.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks Nell. I have to admit I don't know what half the trees are in this hub either!

      Mary, your hub on the Tabebuia helped inspire me to write this hub!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Wow, these trees are gorgeous. I love that pear tree. We have some flowering trees here in S. Fl. but not many fruit trees. We have a beautiful Tabebuia tree that I wrote a Hub about. Check it out when you have time. I voted this Hub UP, etc.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, lovely hub, they are so beautiful, I saw a tree the other day, and I have no idea what it was but it was beautiful, the flowers were pink and when I looked up close they resembled the shape of a rose, I have no idea what it was, but it was absolutely gorgeous, just like your photos, nell

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I hope not Bob or he'll be crossing his legs! Glad you like the pics.

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      diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Poor little doggie! He's probably waiting for mummy to do her doo-doo, too-too!

      Lovely pics


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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Greatstuff, it is beautiful here each season but springtime does bring that 'renewal' feeling.

      Thanks Ruby. I get to see lots of color in my little neighborhood.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Yes, flowering trees are so beautiful. We get all 4 seasons too. Great hub and great pictures, what a wonderful walking spot!

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      You are lucky to live in a 4 seasons country, to enjoy the changes in mother nature. We only have 2 seasons - sunny and rainy!! Loves those photos.