Monday, April 05, 2010

Reconnecting with Nature

The spring like weather is a big tease after a long and cold winter of mostly indoor living. My inspiration comes from those walks in nature parks. On Easter Sunday I strolled through the paths of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The magnolias were in full bloom. The aroma was intoxicating. Even the high winds could not deter my resolve to walk the paths.
On Easter Monday I took a lunch break at the Lincoln Marsh in Wheaton, Il. It was a feast for the senses. Birds accompanied the acappela chorus of frogs in the marsh. The browns were in full force. Light brown from the left over stalks of cattails and dark brown from the controlled burn. All in all it was a diverse collage of plant and animal life. The trees showed their skeletal compositions which soon will be covered in shades of green. The first sightings of spring were my very favorite: trillium leaves with specked green . Soon these plants will show their chocolate brown flower. The possibilities of renewal are inspiring.