Spring Fling

I was sneaking up on it because it's fragile
it's trying so hard

It is one of four
Four flowering trees
in our yard

These are pictures of one
and of my shadow
and they are stretching together

Me and the tree

Hi little petals,
just a moment ago
you were only tiny bumps on brown sticks

But you've been stretching
and growing and I could kiss you
You are the kind of good thing
that appears out of nowhere

With a reaching and

Oh and wait. There's a bird's nest with eggs tucked inside
right outside my kitchen window?

Oh, yes.
Don't worry, little fellas
when I see those pesky squirrels sneaking up on you
I will stop washing dishes and I will scare them with a
knock on the window
Works every time

{This post is a part of You Capture at I Should Be Folding Laundry}

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Cassandra Frear said...

Oh Heather, this is so much fun. Reminds me of some of the Carl Sandburg I've read.

alita said...

What a fun little story behind your pictures. Fantastic job! Happy spring.

tippytoe foxtrot said...

This makes my heart warm. You make spring look so very sweet.

Colleen said...

Great pictures and words to go along with them. Love the looooong shadow.

Melanie said...

I remember making those shadows when I was a kid...would love to see those trees in full bloom.

Keyona said...

Beautiful pictures girlfriend!

Susanna said...

Take a million pictures of a tree and they all tell different stories, can envoke different feelings and thoughts.
Love it! Thanks for that.

Mammatalk said...

Gorgeous. What a lovely post to read first thing in the morning!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Those are so cool! I love your shadow in them. Awesome!

I am loving this spring too. It's been particuarly beautiful.

Jen said...

I'm loving those shadow pictures!

Jen said...

Oh Heather, I love everything about this post. :)

Regina Lynn said...

Too cool!

Jenn said...

LOVE the shots with your shadow!

Elaine A. said...

You're so creative you squirrel-scarre, you! ;) Spring has definitely sprung in your yard.

Lara said...

Ooh...so pretty!

And entertaining, too. You show those squirrels, Miss Heather of the EO!

Tooj said...

What a gorgeous tree. And how lucky are you to be able to see it and sneak up on it whenever you want right now? :) Finding nests are a symbol I think...we had one built above our front door, and I admit I felt akin to it....maybe because I'm pregnant. Who knows.

I miss keeping up with your blog. I can't wait to be home on maternity leave and stay caught up for a bit.

Happy Thursday.

Kimberly said...

Writer, poet, photographer. Is there nothing you can't do?

The sweetness of this post is contagious. A virtual smile-instigator. Love it. And you.

Duane Scott said...

The pictures were awesome.... Made me feel young again.

LisAway said...

Can I move into your backyard? I can be on squirrel duty. Such gorgeous pictures. I always thought your legs looked long, but woooooah! BOOM, BANG, POW! You could do some serious damage with those!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love spring...the fullness of life and the beauty just like you've shown us here.

P.S. I'm VERY jealous of that flowering tree!

Billy Coffey said...

I heart BOOM! BANG! POW! I think I'll go look for some of that today.

The Mommy said...

I really like your shadow pictures. Btw I remember Allison O mentioning your blog, keep up the good job your are doing great:)

swonderful said...


Tiaras said...

oh your trees have leaves already - lovely!

Lee Vandeman said...

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!! But especially the stretchy shadow my friend and the three.

Making me smile....

Charlotte said...

I love all the budding trees I've been seeing. And that is an awesome shadow!!

The Hollywood Memoirs said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog through the "You Capture - Spring" blog hop. I love your photos. The shadows add so much drama.

Kelly said...

Love this - especially your shadow stretching with the tree. Spring makes me feel so hopeful and alive.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Those trees are amazing! Love them (and your descriptions, too)!

{Big mushy hugs}

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