what spring does…

DenaApril 29, 2013

“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” ―Pablo Neruda

Although she held out as long as she could, Spring has finally made her grand appearance — even up here on our little mountain. The front yard is littered with bright purple violets + golden dandelions. Our flowering bushes (which were budding in these photographs) have opened in their magenta glory. Down the road — where the elevation is a bit less + the temperatures are a bit more — the magnolia trees are in full trumpet. The ground beneath all of the flowering trees looks like it has been covered in spilled, pink paint. It’s all so breathtaking. In the darkest heart of winter, it is so difficult to remember that this is what’s in store, that these miracles are silently brewing beneath the earth. It is such an important lesson for me, year after year, season after season. Death, birth, death, re-birth, and so on.

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks. We said goodbye to my dear, old cat. She was up there in age and her health had been declining the past couple of years. I miss her so much, but I am doing my best to let her go + honor her memory with love in my heart. At the same time as this goodbye, I am preparing for the biggest hello. It won’t be long until baby boy is here. I am so grateful that we get to welcome him into the world during the glory of springtime. It feels like all of the trees + flowers are blooming for him, bidding him to come out. When my mother went into the hospital to deliver me, all of the lilac bushes were closed. When she brought me home, they had all opened to greet me. Maybe they will do the same for our guy since his due date (May 14th) is so close to my birthday (May 5th). How magical it would be!

Have a beautiful week, loves. xo

Comments (2)

  • Joanna – Mint Palace

    May 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Beautiful photos again Dena! 🙂

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear cat. My heart is with you as this is something I fear every day as my boy is going to be 18 this year!! The timing is quite spooky considering your bubba will be here soon but know that she will forever be close, as loved ones always are.

    If I don’t speak to you before the arrival, I wish you all the very best and am sending much love and light to you, as always. xoxo

    1. denabotbyl

      May 31, 2013 at 7:53 am

      Thank you so much, love. xo

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