Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Passion

This morning as I stood enjoying the silence of the morning with my cup of tea, I was reminded of my passion for the out of doors.  The door is open, eventhough it is a bit cool.  I can hear the birds chirping.  I even noticed a little bird has taken up residence in one of our birdhouses.  The lilacs are blooming about two weeks early, but they are so beautiful.  The azaleas are beginning to bloom.  The most interesting thing happened this week in our garden.  We have had a honey bee hive in the hole in our tree for several years.  They don't bother us and we don't bother them.  This week the hive split and the new queen took some of her followers and left the old hive.  For awhile they clustered in a nearby tree, as you can see in the first picture.  They have left our yard now to start a new home, but for awhile we stood in amazement watching them follow their queen.  Isn't nature and the out of doors just a wonder and delight to take in and notice what we notice?