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Tiny Butterfly Wing Leaves Awaken to the Spring Sun

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

Tiny Butterfly wing Leaves awaken to the Spring Sun.  Glowing in the warm rays of season’s change they reach up into the blue.  Delicate beauty gently unfurling to herald the revival of the Forest. Buds of emerging seeds as if kissed by a pink sunrise glimmer in the new green.

Happy Spring!
Love to ALL,
Lee

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

Sparrows Enjoying Breakfast in the Cherry Blossoms

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I have been photographing the Cherry Blossoms in the Historic District of Hot Springs, Arkansas for the past five years.  Last year I discovered Sparrows mate among the beautiful blossoms Happy Spring 2014 – Sparrows Dance of Life.

This year I learned they pick and eat the flowers. I was curious to know why are these birds were eating the buds and blossoms? The simple answer is that they are highly nutritious. Some experts believe the blooms have more nutritional value than buds giving flower eating birds an advantage in late winter and or early spring when food can be scarce.

Love to ALL!
Lee

Cherry Blossoms Glowing in the Fog

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Rain, snow, ice bombarded the forming Cherry Blossom Buds twice this year.  I was delighted to see that some buds had survived and were opening to reveal waves of pink.  As I set up my first shot I noticed a light fog rolling off the surrounding mountains to caress the delicate new blossoms.

Love to ALL!
Lee

Pansies are Spring Smiles

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Have a glorious first day of spring and carry the colorful beauty of pansy smiles in your Heart.

Love to ALL!
Lee

Last of the winter snow in Hot Springs National Park 2015

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I am wrapped in the embrace of Nature’s snow dance as a light breeze swirls softly caressing me. Glittering particles of ice slowly melt in the warmth of the morning sun as I climb higher into the mountains. Winter’s final performamce for 2015 in Hot Springs National Park.

Love to ALL!
Lee

The Hiking Serenity of a Snow Covered Trail

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There is an oasis of peace on the Forest trail as snow blankets the ground and muffles all sound.  Snowflakes falling in rapid silence erasing my foot prints from the pristine landscape to create hiking serenity. Bliss… my only companions tiny songbirds foraging for berries on branches and digging beneath the white blanket of winter.

Love to ALL!
Lee

Snow Day on the Trail in Hot Springs National Park

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It was a wonderful snow day in Hot Springs National Park.   I always feel Nature’s Love and today lovely valentines were waiting for me on each trail.

Love to ALL!
Lee

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