Begin afresh

On our nature table
Recent pages from my Nature Journal
Spring is here
Australian Wood Duck
Pinned Tiger Moth
Carpenter Bee found dead on a path at Daisy Hill
Toddler and tree roots of a fallen over tree
Hello, turtle!
Nature Journal from today

The Trees - Philip Larkin

The trees are coming into leaf 
Like something almost being said; 
The recent buds relax and spread, 
Their greenness is a kind of grief. 

Is it that they are born again 
And we grow old? No, they die too, 
Their yearly trick of looking new 
Is written down in rings of grain. 

Yet still the unresting castles thresh 
In fullgrown thickness every May. 
Last year is dead, they seem to say, 
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.

Welcome Spring! With your warmth and renewal. With butterflies and moths on the wing. With all your promises after Winter. New life to explore. New fruit in season. New vegetables in my garden.

Welcome Spring, let us both begin afresh.

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