Wet Springs Eternal

Wasn’t last year’s spring rainy too?  Summer has yet to arrive.  However, the benefits of a wet spring are lush greenery and a riot of colour as everything went into hyper-growth mode.  I love the way there is more of everything each year due to self-seeding.  I am particularly infatuated with poppies – yellow, orange, red.  I took this photo of a patch of grass near the Capilano University parking lot as I was returning to my car one afternoon recently.

There are sad notes too.  A baby bird crashed into our window.  It was sitting on the deck peeping soundlessly and it fluttered away as I tried to pick it up.  Eventually I put it in a container as Louise was calling the “bird lady.”  We rushed it toward the emergency facility on Broadway, but three quarters of the way there it thrashed about and when I lifted the towel to look at it, the little warbler was upside down, dead.  We returned home and put it up in a stump away from the animals.  Not far enough away, however, because when I went to look for it today, it had vanished.

So, here it is, the extremes of life in two nutshell images — bursting with energy and innocent death.Image Image


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sherylmcdougald
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 16:29:17

    So tiny, perfect bird!


  2. Heather
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 02:12:05

    such is the cycle of life – lovely photos


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