Humble Beginnings

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Humble Beginnings 41921a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The forest is alive with the scattered calls of all the songbirds. Each day a new voice would seem to join the great chorus of joy that fills my life on the mountain. The Eastern Towhee has so far eluded my lens but he and his mate have made their way to the feeders and now I have their song in my life as well. What’s more is that the forest is really turning green now. After the long dull gray of winter the new leaves just the ointment sore eyes require. By May life on my mountain could be compared to living inside the emerald. It’s on warm green days that I like to kick off my shoes in the soft grass and stretch my arms out to let the breeze wash over me. However, my trip today definitely requires good shoes as I tread lightly into the forest edge and check my sanctuary. I’m greeted by the beech. It’s a small tree now that is just a little over six feet tall but one day it will be a giant.

Image “Titled Humble Beginnings 41921b”.

Most of the twigs still have buds but a few have opened to reveal the viridescent treasure I’ve longed for. As I said earlier this beech is small. It’s wispy trunk isn’t even a full inch thick yet. One day it will tower over the forest and yield up tons of nutlets. I can envision what will look like hundreds of years after I’m gone. I imagine that it will completely fill the trail at that time. I also imagine that a person after my own heart will come and sit quietly under it’s canopy and listen to the songs of the descendants of my beloved songbirds and pray, think and dream.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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7 thoughts on “Humble Beginnings

      1. You are welcome! ❤️ Doing well. The daylight is increasing, about 16 hours a day and increasing. After record breaking snow and night cold of -27 F, it turned warm. 67 degrees warmer overnight. The snow is melting and the migrating swans, geese, ducks etc are arriving. Blessings to you and your family!

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