The Sun's Power

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services RS284559

During this Covid-19 pandemic we have spent many mornings on our unheated, eastern exposure porch, with our cup of coffee/tea and have enjoyed watching the slow progression of nature awakening from its winter sleep, thanks to the sun's spring strengthening power.

 

Spring BudThe plants and birds and small mammals that live outdoors are all in tune with the sun. They respond every year to its growing warmth.   The trees bud, some pushing off withered dried leaves from last season, others form a black bulb on their branch tips like the ash tree. And each variety of tree all know when to open up in unison, like the magnolias opened up before the dogwoods and the maples before the ash trees.

 

Perennial plants/flowers start to push out of the ground reaching towards the sun, they too all wake in their own time sequence. Snowdrops, then crocuses, then hyacinths, then daffodils, now I see the iris are showing flower heads as the lily of the valleys are an inch out of the ground.

Cactus in our yard have awakened after looking like a shriveled piece of lifeless leather. They are now filling with life and lifting off the ground towards the sun.

We have smelled skunk a few times this season. And I have spotted a possum below our bird feeder late a night.

Birds have returned to stake out their territories for raising a family. Robins can be seen looking for earthworms in our front yard and today there were 2 adults fly at each other in a spiral territorial dance. A male and female cardinal can be seen feeding together on the ground. A song sparrow has returned to his spot in our front tree calling out his song every morning in hopes of attracting his mate.And this morning we saw the bright colored yellow appearing on the feathers of male gold finches.

 

Yes this shelter at home time has been hard, but it has offered up an opportunity to watch the slow progression of the sun's power in waking up nature from its long winter's sleep.

 

Cactus Awakening

(photos of cactus in winter sleep and awakening with Spring Sun)

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Comments (7)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Gloria- The sun has the power to make us smile and yes, to bring to life the plants that we've been waiting to come out. We can take a positive look at what is going on in our lives and appreciate what we now have time to see. 

Apr 15, 2020 11:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

                        Congratulations, you've been featured in the Group Bananatude. 

Apr 15, 2020 11:56 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Kathy Streib thank you for stopping by and for the unexpected Feature!  Hope you are well during this time.  Take care.

Apr 15, 2020 12:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I've been trying to get at least a half hour of morning sun lately.  It's a great immune system booster.  I found this article really interesting: 

https://medical-news.org/how-vitamin-d-deficiency-affects-overall-health/17198/

 

Apr 15, 2020 01:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Gloria, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Apr 15, 2020 01:46 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gloria-Spring is certainly a  time of awakening and renewal . Love this time of year. 

Apr 15, 2020 03:54 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gloria, the sun can sure make such a difference when we are mandated to stay home.

Apr 15, 2020 05:33 PM