The sun kissed the earth

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The sun leaned in and kissed the earth yesterday, and just like that the warm soil seemed to spring back to life. The snowdrops were everywhere, glistening white against the dark earth, the promise of a flower filled Spring yet to come. Delicate beauty, pushing through the cold hard soil of winter.

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There was a bright freshly sprung carpet of wild garlic, just beginning to push through the discarded leaf litter of last Autumn. The wild scent filled the air as my boots crushed the delicate blades, releasing the aromatic oils. A bright splash of colour and scent announcing the end of barren winters grip.

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An ancient oak, waking from its winter slumber, yawned in the suns warmth. Stretching up into the light and warmth of the strengthening sun. You could almost hear the sap stirring deep beneath the gnarled and crusty bark.

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The sharp green blades of daffodils thrust with such vigour through the earth that moss and bark were lifted aloft. The green energy of life pushing and pulsing upwards towards the light, bursting free from its earthbound winter prison.

If we take the time to look closely there are constant signs of change, of the season turning, and of the resilience of life. Despite the still bare branches, the hope of spring is stirring beneath our feet, growing stronger each day with the suns kisses. Nothing, not even the crushing desolation of winter, lasts for ever. To see more takes on Kiss follow the link to this weeks photo challenge.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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40 Responses to The sun kissed the earth

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  6. wisejourney says:

    Looking again…your pictures are all so beautiful

  7. Thank you for this gift of early spring. By the way, you have some amazing old tree characters in your area. I bet they have stories to tell….
    Hope you’ll take the time to stop by my blog – I think we have a lot in common with our focus on the exquisite details of nature and life.

  8. nuvofelt says:

    Lovely pictures, thanks for pointing me here. Snowdrops are so delicate and special. Often very aptly named.

  9. janineyork says:

    I am so glad to get to see so many of your beautiful photographs kissed by your poetic descriptions. This was a lovely visit to your blog, I am so glad I stopped by!

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  14. icelandpenny says:

    Snowdrops already! At least another month here… Such perceptive photos, you made me feel the warmth

    • Oh I’m so glad I could share the warmth! As soon as I stepped out of the sunlight though, the temperature dropped back to a more seasonal chill! But the snowdrops always make me so happy. This morning there were honey bees collecting from the flowers πŸ™‚

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  17. love this! experiencing an unexpectedly warm and golden moment like this during weeks of damp grey is such a gift from mother nature. your entry makes me feel so happy!
    smooches from the Chesapeake.

  18. ladyfi says:

    Oh – how lucky you are! What delicious spring shots.

  19. Zen says:

    Great interpretation. I love it. About nature. πŸ™‚

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  22. Oh, this brings a smile to my face as our spring still slumbers beneath the snow ~ Kat

  23. there is something about green in nature, isn’t there? Lovely.

    • Yeah, especially after all the white and grey of winter. It’s like the landscape has been bleached of odour for the last few months….so the burst of green s very welcome πŸ™‚

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  26. You warmed my heart and soul with these! How welcome they all are when they come! That’s far away yet, here in Sweden

  27. Nathy says:

    I am quite jealous of you! Here the only daffodils to be seen are the ones in the supermarket and at the florists. I nearly bought one the other day, just to have some spring in my home.

    • It will still be a little while till we see the gorgeous yellow flowers, but there’s something so hopeful about bulbs in early spring. The temperature here in Scotland has suddenly warmed up a bit….so I hope it lasts πŸ™‚

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