Spring will come

When I’m feeling down, when all I can see is endless pain and weariness, I try to remember this.

spring will come

Regardless of what is going on right now, however bleak it may look or feel, things can and will change. Spring will come. Each year new life does return and that gives me optimism for the future.

As well as the simple optimism that I will, once again, have flowers and insects to photograph, and warm weather to enjoy 🙂

Over the years I’ve written about spring many times, and of course I’ve taken many, many spring photos, so I’m going to share some of my favourite spring photos and poems for you. I hope this will help with your optimism as well as my own.

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Green-Veined White butterfly on Stitchwort

waking

unravelling the frozen trails
unwrapping the misty shreds of cold
that weigh down our limbs
and our souls

gradually waking
from the heavy sleep of winter

we are breaking out
pushing through the darkness
into the light
knowing that days will be
brighter, warmer, fuller
and all will be well

this too shall pass

 

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Bluebells after the rain
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Honey Bee on Spanish Bluebells

spring

hope
returns
seeping
into roots
bringing
tentative shoots
testing the air

may we
allow ourselves
to dare
to believe
in brighter
warmer days
in lighter
calmer ways

being
breathing
blossoming
in the
radiance of spring

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Cuckooflower
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Unfurling fern

spring is here

spring has slowly sprung
with lush green leaves
and fresh clean blooms
ferns unwind themselves
testing air before unfurling
bumblebees hum the soundtrack
of the change in the air
warm sun glows through petals
lace and frills against the blue
with sunshine on our backs
and in our smiles
we welcome new light

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Elm flowers
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Celandine

fighting for spring

despite
winter’s
lingering grip
with frozen roots
and shivering stems
we haul ourselves
upright
to bloom
to open up
our delicate hearts
and show the world
that we are strong
we will not
lie down in the ice
and let it
trap us in its depths
we will not
cool our golden souls
but stand up tall
declare it spring

 

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Columbine
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Daffodil

Hedgerow Rebirth

You may hack me down
You may shred me
Tear my branches
And leave me for dead
But I will return in the spring
You will see …

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Crocuses
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Snowdrop

Spring Hope

in a quiet corner
down by the church wall
spring is emerging
sending shoots of hope
into the cold winter air
come, spring
feel our welcome
I am thirsty
for your warmth

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Hazel catkins

 

Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

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