Fast and Fleeting
The glory days of springtime come fast and fleeting. Miss the trillium, and you have to wait a whole year to see it again. Migrating birds come, feed, and leave again while we sleep or work or are otherwise distracted. There never seems to be enough time in my spring; no way to capture it all before the symphony of greens gives way to summer. Still, I’ve managed some quick sketches in the woods and I was fortunate to be home when a pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks showed up at the feeder.
Beautiful inspiring sketches Jean…
Thanks Evelyn. It’s all that green!
So lovely! It is always the highlight of my day when I see the grosbeaks again. You ‘captured ‘ them perfectly.
Isn’t it great!? They only stay for a day or so, but they are a favorite!
Thanks Lin! Glad you liked this one!
Beautiful work Jean I love your sketchbook I have messaged you on FB that I wanted to follow you here and lol I found out that I already follow your Blog! 🙂
Funny– glad you are following here!
Yes Jean very funny! And I see that many of my followers and dear friends are following you here too! That’s lovely!
Stunningly beautiful… Could you please print out the poem that you included? I can’t read the entirety and would also like the author. Thank you for sharing Spring’s beauty.
Hi Laurel- here’s a link to the full poem: http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=1922. I wish I had found it sooner; I would have included more of it and given it more prominence. But I was happy to find it and it fit so well.
Spring takes so long to arrive and just like that it’s summer. I love your captures, particularly the birds. I have been lucky enough to see lots a white trilliums this year.
Our red trillium is now past, and I suspect your white is too. I so enjoy seeing them each spring. One of the loveliest spring flowers.
Agree, although peonies and lilacs certain are amazing, too. As of the weekend, the whites were still looking beautiful.
Oh, I totally agree – the glory days, blink and they’re gone. Well said above! We have another Grosbeak out here. I used to love the Rose-breasted, but the Black-headed is great too, and has an equally wonderful song. Grosbeaks are easy to picture wintering in the tropics, aren’t they? Thanks for the drawing of the Mayapple, a favorite since early childhood, with the other Springtime classics.
Thanks Lynn– More mayapples are soon to come. They are flowering now here.