Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A farewell to Spring

I've always felt this sort of wistfulness about the change of seasons. A sense of nostalgia, perhaps, mingled with just a bit of regret. It's plagued me since I was a child, and I'm not entirely certain that I'll ever be completely free of this acute sensitivity. As each season ends, I always wonder, "Did I make the most of every moment? Was there something more I should have done? Were there opportunities I didn't take?" I've been making a very concerted effort since becoming a parent to be fully in the moment with my children, to see things as through their eyes and to experience the joy and wonder of the world around us. And it has helped, tremendously. But still, there remains this shred of melancholy. I was looking through some recent photos tonight and these struck me as a lovely illustration of our transition from spring to summer. They made me smile. I hope you like them, too.

7 comments:

Mom to Four said...

Love them!

I can't believe you are just now transitioning to summer. Here we entered a month ago. Our seasons are all off!

And....what are the htings in the bowl????

mom-in-training said...

Yes, here it is Summer almost year round. ;) I loved all the pictures, but I have to ask the same question as Celeste. WHAT is in that bowl?!?

betty said...

Awesome pictures!

Jill said...

Love your photos and reflections, as always.
And speaking of photos... The McDonald's photo shoot was too funny. And that 'baby' of your's looks SO grown up all of a sudden! Especially that top middle one. Oh my goodness.

diana said...

The pictures are gorgeous! I loved the butterfly pictures best...

Suzanne Temple said...

Gorgeous photos, as usual. HAppy Summer!

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