One of the things that is so exciting about Spring, is the saturation of the senses, especially the visual. After a winter of predominately grays and browns, the world suddenly bursts forth in color; a rainbow in plant life. I am not much of a gardener. I tried to be, but with no access to running water outside and a host of very hungry animal friends and skin that breaks out into rashes with exposure to common weeds, it's been an uphill battle. I bought a few seeds to try again, hoping a few low maintenance plants like tomatoes, sunflowers and pumpkins might be a low stress way to start. But even in my yard, the colors of spring still make a pretty impressive rainbow.
Some colors are subtle, more delicate:
Like the colors of a gown for a newborn babe, soft, calm and quiet.
Others come at us with all the energy and vibrance of a toddler:
Some are like the newly found grace and beauty of a young girl, dressed up for her first formal
Or maybe the shy quiet girl, standing by the punch bowl waiting to be asked to dance.
And still others get plucked up by pudgy little hands, a split second before the shutter snaps, to be savored and enjoyed, before being cast aside to dig in the dirt.