Friday, May 2, 2014

Three Faces of Spring

Seemingly every tree in the Sandhills fully unfurled its leaves this week; 
in the midst of whirlwinds and torrential rains, spring has arrived in earnest, and everywhere familiar faces abound. 


Beauty plain and simple.

Palamedes swallowtail.

Was there ever a child who spied a butterfly and did not squeal with glee?  

Wonder a-wing.


Surveying the sunset.

Corn snake.

Camouflaged now among the leaves, eyes a-glitter with the warm spring sun.


On the move with the abundant rains.

Common snapping turtle.

Uncommonly beautiful.

Three faces of Spring;
the better to see it with...

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