As I headed out on my ride today, I noticed that Mother Nature has been very busy the past few weeks. With a long, cold winter behind her, one can almost hear the sigh of relief & the promise of warm days to come.
I am so lucky to live in an area where, within moments of jumping on my bike, I have access to beautiful country roads & nature galore.
I love witnessing the progression of the season from early spring days of cycling, to the last days of fall when nature puts itself to bed once again in preparation of the winter.
Today, as I rode along one of my favourite routes, I was engulfed in the sweet aroma of lilacs.
Laden with beautiful blossoms, they appear to be smiling in welcoming the warmth of the sun.
Continuing on my route, as I rounded corner, I found these.
White lilacs appear to be more difficult to find in our area these days, so I was only too happy to get off my bike for a little sniff of these beauties. The white ones are my favourite!
Mother Nature is exploding everywhere you look! It’s as if she has taken a big giant breath & upon her exhale, new growth & new life appears.
Leaves on the trees have finally popped open, the ferns in the forest are a brilliant carpet of green, & the birds are all a twitter it seems in every direction you look.
Although I don’t make it a habit to disturb Mother Nature when I am out on a ride, even I couldn’t resist the temptation to take just a little snippet of her beauty today.
Hope you are having a wonderful week. Regardless of whether you’re cycling, running, walking or resting on a bench somewhere, be sure to take some time to soak in the beauty around you.