Glimpses of Spring

Glimpse of spring
I’m sure I saw her peek out from behind the bushes. When I turned to look, she hid away again, so I can’t be 100% sure.

I felt her on the breeze and in each breath I took. Could she be playing me false? Is this just a tease or the real thing?

I saw her in the way the trails of water wove their way into the street from the snow piled near the curb. The blades of grass are still holding back hope, remaining brown and yellow.

I feel her in the warmth of the sun on my face. But she’s done this before, pulling me in just to spurn me with the return of frigid air that sends me back into layers of clothing.

I’m not hearing the chirping of the birds yet. Maybe they aren’t fooled into believing it could be true.

So do I trust the birds or my belief that winter is finally pulling back from the painful grip to relinquish its hold?

No decision, really. Today, I’ll be seeking glimpses of spring. I know she’s out there and I’m going to find her.

The Beauty of Closeups

As many of you already know, I love closeup and macro shots. The ability to see things up close shows the magnificence of God’s creation. Today I was inspired to focus on flowers. It’s an incredible day in Denver with 60 degree weather. I started thinking about spring. It’s one of my favorite times of year, even though it is a few months off.

I visited The Little Flower Market on S. University Blvd. near E. Exposition Avenue in Denver. I’ve always wanted to go in. It’s such an inviting place and the ladies were fabulous. It’s a must visit and may become a regular haunt for me.

So here’s to the gift of beauty that is right at our fingertips if we don’t get too busy to pass it by.


After a long and very busy week, it is Saturday. I don’t usually sleep in, but it is nice to know I can if I want to. The day stretches out before me with nothing scheduled. What should I do today? The possibilities are endless and I haven’t decided yet.

There is one thing I should consider as I make that decision. It is a beautiful spring day in Colorado. Hmmm….wait, something is coming to mind.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Spring Flowers Up Close and Personal

I played last night trying to capture the magnificence of hyacinth buds. A shallow depth of field gives it almost the feeling of a watercolor painting. Not only are the flowers beautiful from a distance, they are also incredible up close and personal.

Have you taken time to play this week?