The Divine Feminine Presence of Mother Earth is gladly displaying her verdant colors of green, like the Greensleeves of the Magdalene tradition. The Nantahala Forest is flush with greenery in all the trees, bushes, shrubs and all vegetation.
The animal kingdom is thriving, too. The tiny black capped chickadee visits my birdfeeder daily, along with many other birds, and many have not been seen here during previous springs. All of these feathered friends are welcome!
The skies are clear and the air is much cleaner. Afternoon rains are almost daily. This time of pandemic is benefitting Mother Earth, and all of her inhabitants, too.
Rhododendron royalty has visited and moved to higher elevations. Now the Mountain Laurel reigns here with soft pink colored blooms. So many blackberry flowers tell us that there will be a bumper crop this year, so neighbors will be invited to the harvest. I can smell the delicious blackberry pies that my friend Joan makes now.
At night, the first firefly visits my window and blinks a pale blue color and does fantastic loops in the air, much to the delight of my feline friend.
Every day I give thanks.
Featured fine art photograph “Pink Rhododendrons” by Teri Leigh Teed