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Glad to be alive..

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Today is one of THOSE know the kind when you wake up full of the joys of Spring and glad to be alive.
I'm sure you've all had them.
Well, today is my 'Glad to be alive' day.

We'd a good hard frost again last night so the early morning air was chilly. Everywhere was clothed in a crisp white layer.
I looked back at my footprints across the lawn, showing black against the crispy whiteness.
I wandered near the pond watching the fish gliding around flashing glints of silver, gold and orange.
As the sun rose and warmed everything, shining it's golden glow around the garden the crisp white frost melted.
Flowers opened, the bees came buzzing in and even a butterfly graced the first open flower of my magnolia.

Two swallows arrived here from Africa way yesterday afternoon and they were busy building up the front entrance of last years nest that winter has ravaged, swooping down for the soft mud in my bog garden and flying with beaksful to rebuild their nest under the eaves.

A loved up pair of collared doves were billing and cooing to each other before mating precariously on the top of the fence and the frogs were singing love songs in the pond and laying great clumps of transluscent spawn.

I stood amongst all this, in my night attire, steaming cup in hand, and drank in the beauty of the day.
Nature's wonderful and I'm so glad to be alive.

The loved up collared doves

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILSUNFLOWER 4/29/2010 8:21AM

    The title of this blog grabbed my attention.

Great! Glad you shared. Love the picture - what camera/lens? How close were you for the shot?

Take care.
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MARTHA-ANN 4/13/2010 6:22PM

    Good morning to you and thankyou!

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STILLPOINT 4/13/2010 9:05AM

    Well, good morning! What a wonderful Blog. Thank you!!!

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MARTHA-ANN 4/13/2010 8:42AM

    thanks Spirit and Kat, life's good! emoticon

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KAT573 4/13/2010 7:37AM

    What a lovely written passage celebrating LIFE, a gift beyond compare!

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-SPIRITSEEKER2- 4/8/2010 7:54PM

    I can't read long things, sorry- but your picture is fabulous !!! Happy you had a great day !!

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MARTHA-ANN 4/8/2010 6:20PM

    Thanks everyone, it was a beautiful morning. I love it now it's lighter and tend to get up and go out into the garden early when it's peaceful and no-one else is yet up.
I don't feel too good this week due to an hereditary complaint but to stand out there is so refreshing emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 4/8/2010 5:43PM

    Days like that are truly a gift!

I love that picture of the doves. They look very similar to the mourning doves that are in my area; I love to listen to them coo also.

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NEELOJ 4/8/2010 10:57AM

    Such a happy day!! Isn't it great!!!
Thanks for sharing your morning! I felt like I was walking around with you!

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MARILYN1260 4/8/2010 10:23AM

    Martha-Ann, reading your Blog post gave my day a happy start too. I'm looking forward to hearing more and seeing pictures of your beautiful grounds and gardens. Continue to enjoy this wonderful day.

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