“In nature, all things come in their prescribed time. Nature delays deliberately, without explanation. In time, we see the reasons and they seem obvious.” – Ed Lehming

I think my perspective this spring is highly influenced by the current global COVID-19 pandemic. I live in Ontario, Canada and our provincial flower is the trillium, so I’m seeing a great analogy to the province ‘opening up’ the economy.

There are lots of trilliums along the trails right now, but they are mostly tightly bundled in their leaves, waiting for the conditions to be right to safely open as well. We can learn a lot from nature. Rather than rush into things, some caution is required or there is a risk of permanent damage. For trilliums, it’s frost damage, for our society, it’s many more months of lockdown or outright quarantine and unnecessary illness or deaths.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/20 sec, f/20.0, ISO 400

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