Each morning I sit on the back deck facing the little creek while Max, Belle and Frankie eat breakfast. The Hollow is a stage before me and I've got a balcony seat.
I witness the drama of changing seasons: life and death as told by the leaves, featuring guest appearances by blue herons, red-tailed hawks, kingfishers, cardinals and flocks of birds I don't know the names of yet - one day I'll have longer to sit and I'll keep my binoculars and a bird book handy.
In the background are masterful sound effects - at times (like now) the rush of a running creek, the leaves rustling in the wind, the distinctive calls of different birds.
Currently Spring is on the stage - it's an explosion of green! Each day more and more of the view before me is merging in a green sea, as if someone is sneaking around at night while we sleep with a huge green marker. The little waterfall has disappeared behind the green curtain and even the Damn Dam is barely visible - a huge improvement.
But take a closer look and you'll see there's more to Spring than green - here are some scenes from our afternoon walks ...
If you have a photo, poem, cartoon, short story, or anything creative that reflects the theme "April Rains Bring May Flowers" (or as we say in Texas, "March Rains bring April Flowers"), submit it to ELEMENTAL, my dear's April Challenge for a chance to win a 5x7 print of one of her beautiful photographs. (I've already won one, or I wouldn't feel so generous ...)