Visited Whitaker Ponds with my son’s class. Early spring, blooming currant, egrets, trillium, trees , owl pellets, exploring and experiencing nature.

Flowering tree on the soccer pitch.  I thought this was a quince tree, but now I’m not so sure…  I think is actually a Kwanzan Cherry.  Its beautiful at any rate, as the first blooms of the season always are.

Flowering tree on the soccer pitch.  I thought this was a quince tree, but now I’m not so sure…  I think is actually a Kwanzan Cherry.  Its beautiful at any rate, as the first blooms of the season always are.

Tags: spring blossom

Spring, Spring, Spring!  My absolute favorite time of year (until fall rolls around).  So happy and hopeful and beautiful!   I love watching the buds thicken every day and then oh so slowly start blazing with with color.  The trees.  The bushes.  The bulbs.  The rain that highlights all the color.  It’s like fairies fly  thru every morning and sprinkle a little more magic.

Spring, Spring, Spring! My absolute favorite time of year (until fall rolls around). So happy and hopeful and beautiful! I love watching the buds thicken every day and then oh so slowly start blazing with with color. The trees. The bushes. The bulbs. The rain that highlights all the color. It’s like fairies fly thru every morning and sprinkle a little more magic.

Another early influence thanks to my Dad.  Such a great record - Tide is High, Rapture, My T-Bird

Another early influence thanks to my Dad.  Such a great record - Tide is High, Rapture, My T-Bird

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - the sounds of my home as a child.  My step father singing.  I always picture Jon when I hear either of these guys sing.

The first tape I bought for myself, or maybe I asked my mom for it.  I don’t remember which album it was - maybe a great hits album - but I do remember listening to it a a lot.  The Gambler, Lucille.  That’s probably why I got so into it - a song with my full name in it!  I just now put the connection together that another of his big hits is Ruby, my daughters name.  So maybe this early album affected the rest of my life?

The first tape I bought for myself, or maybe I asked my mom for it.  I don’t remember which album it was - maybe a great hits album - but I do remember listening to it a a lot.  The Gambler, Lucille.  That’s probably why I got so into it - a song with my full name in it!  I just now put the connection together that another of his big hits is Ruby, my daughters name.  So maybe this early album affected the rest of my life?

I wonder what the timeline of my life in music looks like?