Tiny Spring Buds, Create Optimism

I have written about Nature because I love the natural world.

Springtime is a new beginning. Special because the world of trees, bushes, and flowers prepare for their rebirth. The mornings earlier, sunset later. Early Spring I find fascinating and not just because of daffodils, crocuses, and snowdrops, caressing the heart through their early appearance.

Winter is so grey, void of color. Early blossom revitalises the senses, and heart,  visiting hope, and a smile.

Trees and bushes. Tiny little green buds are awaiting release.

Hydrangeas: many bright green buds appear cautiously, aware that freezing weather confines their mission with glorious lilac.

Trees; majesties of the world. Doubtless ‘communicating’ with their roots as they prepare to release their gifts of green.

Weeping willows beside a river display the tiniest leaf buds, prior to illuminating  a previously dull riverside, their reflections offering hope as they prepare for Real Spring.

The winter months reveal distant landscapes and hills. Springtime, early
Summer and beyond, close a curtain thus focusing on closer majesty. Spring is approaching.

A latecomer is the Indian bean tree; with large leaves awaiting other trees to display their foliage.

Avenues of trees reach out their topmost branches in friendship once more.

When the sky is blue, dramatic reflections create an imaginary upside-down world or in fact two worlds.

Looking closely at new buds offers a sense of light and optimism.

Birdsong; always present, becomes a celebration; a chorus of birds once again enjoy a supreme happiness that Spring provides.

Once again Nature’s rebirth is upon us.

Miss not tiniest bright green buds, growing every day as they compliment the chorus of myriad birdsong.

Spring, with its refreshing scent, lasts not.

Make the most of this most revealing season. Walk around and seek Nature’s Springtime magic. Refreshed the heart.


Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

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