Here are more of the beautiful wildflowers at McKinney Roughs.
Time, which never really stops, has marched forward for another year and it is Spring.
Spring, a time of new growth and new beginnings as Mother Nature awakes in a constant cycle of seasons.
Trees, which just a week ago were bare are now proudly sprouting new growth and a new cover of fresh green leaves.
Plants are pushing their way through the soil and green leaves and flowers are everywhere.
Things and distances that I could see just a week ago are now no longer visible, hidden by a beautiful canopy of green.
The birds are singing and looking for a mate, if they have not already found one.
The fish in the ponds are chasing each other around as the males swim against the females to stimulate the reproduction process.
Babies, the ever wonderful way of Nature to re-produce herself.
Spring, a time of re-growth and new growth.
Everything is painted a fresh new green.
and the cycles go on and on….
I love the spring
when everything is green
and looks so new.
The animals and birds know its spring
as they chase each other around
following their natural tendencies
Even humans seem more cheerful
as they go about their tasks
with everyone happy.
I love the spring
as Mother Nature shines out
in all of her glory.
The sun is shining at last
as the ice melts from my roof
and the temperature slowly climbs
above the freezing where it has been
with weather we have not seen
or experienced as we have this year.
We are not used to cold this late
as normally our spring would start
but Nature has gone a little askew
and we suffer the residue
of the poor folks up North
who have to dig out each time it snows
and when the winter wind blows
their weather down through the land
until it settles in our great state
spoiling our expectations of late.
I notice I feel the cold
much more as I grow old
and wish for much warmer climes
and know that I only have to wait
a short while as the temperature will climb
very quickly to where it will soon be
as high as one hundred and three
and maybe even higher yet
here in Texas.
Today is one of those days
where I am marking time
my visit to the doctors tomorrow
requires preparation on my part
which I am waiting to start
later this afternoon
the end result for me will be
a little incapacity
which will not allow me to stray
very far anywhere today.
So I sit and write of the thoughts in my head
the weather for one which is high on my list
nothing I can do to change it so
to plan around it is the way to go
and know that in a couple of days
I will be as right as rain
and the weather will cooperate
and let me get back out in the yard
the work to complete
as we get ready for the Spring.