Wednesday, May 01, 2013

May Day

Spring has sprung
London, ON
May 2013
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It seems we all blinked and April was over. All day I've been staring at my smartphone. It has a feature called "live tiles" where the app for the calendar icon shows the date as well as your next appointment. I kept staring at the disembodied "1" in disbelief, because the month of May wasn't supposed to get here so quickly, was it?

When I got home after work, the flowers poking out of the clearly untended garden made it abundantly clear: the season has changed. Now where did I leave my cargo shorts and Hawaiian shirts?

None of this upsets me in any way, though. I And for some reason, I feel an overwhelming need to take note of smallish milestones like this one. I guess that's because there are far more small moments in life than big ones, and you never want to miss an opportunity to appreciate the minor miracles of life on this planet. Because when things spring from the messy earth literally right under your nose, the only word that applies is "miracle".


smalltownme said...

I love those grape hyacinths. Mine, in Southern California, are all dried up already.

Bob Scotney said...

I have been looking at ours earlier today - but we tend to call them muscari rather than grape hyacinths.

Pat Tillett said...

No matter what we do, seasons will change and nature will create. We don't get to experience the explosion of spring much where I live, but I do enjoy the lack of a real winter.