Hot Springs has been the target of a line of extreme Spring storms, including rain, snow, hail and lightning over six hour period. The morning storm clouds finally clear at 3:30 pm so I dashed out for a quick visit to the park. Last nights storm has left the park both refreshed and battered. New sprouts are appearing among the Tree Buds, Blossoms and Branches that now cover the damp Earth. Heavy rains have transformed the once browning Leaves of the old Southern Magnolias surrounding the park to a glossy dark green. Further into the park the Forest Trees are undergoing a spectacular transformation. Once barren Red Bud Trees that recently turned pink are now sprouting bright green leaves among their blossoms. Life giving rains are constantly repainting the Forest.
One of the Juvenile Northern Mockingbirds that were chicks late last spring flew over to a bush in front of me. I noticed a reddish color around it’s beak which at first I thought was a wound. I am relieved to discover it is a streak of fuchsia paint, still trying to imagine how this could have occurred. Further along on the Promenade my journey leads me to another of last years Mockingbird chicks. It gets my attention with a sweet song and a wave of a wing. I hope you will enjoy the brief video below of this sweet Northern Mockingbird.
Dance between the spring Rain drops and you will find the Sun.
Love to ALL!