“May Hiacynths”

“May Hyacinths”

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s spring, and finally mild enough that it feels like spring, the gardens, which till now, have been waiting patiently for some warmth to stir life into them are now erupting with perennials.

This is such a needed reprieve from the past weeks of of staying home and waiting for signs of life. I know the cycles of nature will continue, but everything seems to have been delayed by cool weather and feels even more so with the monotony of being in self-isolation as this COVID-19 pandemic runs its course.

The warmer weather and blossoms also mean I can spend more time outdoors working on the gardens and getting rid of the winter’s litter. This time of preparation is therapeutic for me; it keeps me busy and focussed on the future. I’m looking forward to having a bit more time to nurture my garden this year, as I expect we will not be venturing far from home any time soon.

With the flowers now in bloom I’m also able to enjoy capturing the beauty with my camera and sharing it with others who may also be in need of some spring cheer.

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

1/60 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200

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8 Comments on ““May Hiacynths”

  1. Ed, we are also fortunate we have Hiacynths and many Spring flowers. I agree with you how everything has been delayed around here, too. You make a good point on how it helps us focus on the future. Beautiful photo!

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