Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Beauty of Spring and the Promise of New Beginnings

Each of the seasons offer something wonderful to enjoy, but there is something special about the beauty and promise of new beginnings that spring brings, especially after the long winter we had here in the northeast. 
These are some of the flowers my daughter gave me for Mother's Day. The color is so beautiful.

The white and purple lilacs in our yard are blooming and filling the area with a gorgeous scent...

I couldn't resist cutting several, and bringing them inside to enjoy in as well. Lilacs are some of my favorite flowers.

Did you notice the matching lilac themed table runner? I will be posting a tutorial on how to sew one of your own in the near future so be sure to check back. These are easy to make and can be adapted to match any decor, holiday, or season based on the fabric you use.

However the following pictures are a true representation of the new beginnings of spring...

The robin's nest is located in a shrub that is planted at the base of our deck. My daughter was able to capture these great photos by gently moving the branches of the bush above the nest when the mamma bird briefly flew away in search of food. The nest is actually very well concealed in the shrub. The way we even became aware that it was there, was that the robin would chirp and furiously fly out of the bush each time we walked near it, or when we sat on the end of the deck where it is located. We have several bird houses located throughout our yard, and have experienced getting to watch mother birds fly in and out of the houses as they care for their young each spring. We have also witnessed the baby birds learning to fly. This is the first time that we have had a nest built in such a prime location however, and we can't wait for the hatching of these babies. I hope we are able to capture some more great photos for you when they emerge.

The promise of new life....


  1. Doreen,
    Love the beautiful blooms and the pretty blue eggs!! So sweet!! I am following you now too and I am adding your blog to my blog rolls!!


  2. Thanks for stopping by and adding Seasonal Chapters to your blog roll! My daughter and I have been following the baby birds' progress and I will be posting some updated photos soon.

  3. The photos of the robins eggs are absolutely gorgeous! It will be fun to watch them hatch.

  4. It was so much fun to watch the eggs hatch and the birds grow. This is a really beautiful time of year with so much to observe. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.