Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Is it me?

A few weeks ago I was struggling with cold weather and all the bare trees around me.  My workplace is huge; the size of a college campus with lots of trees, geese and grass.  A colleague of mine who retired last year said when he joined the ranks in the 70's it was not for academia or even a prestigious salary or title but purely to admire the foliage on the grounds.  He described a very different approach to healthcare back then and always used the setting where he worked to his advantage by taking patients on walks, having outdoor groups, etc.  A few weeks ago there wasn't a flower to be found and yet overnight our drab campus has sprung to life.  I don't remember the trees being this lush or perhaps everything just looks a little sweeter to me now.

6 comments:

lisa said...

I got an error when I wrote...

As I watch our weeping fountain cherry come into blosson I find myself wondering why all of life can't be that beautiful and innocent.

Dolores and Shawn said...

Very jealous. It's still SNOWING here. Apparently it's suppose to heat up this weekend to melt everything. Enjoy the blossoming trees. I wish I could.

Danielle said...

I couldn't see peanut anywhere on that site. Can you put a link up?

I'm going to FINALLY respond to your email. Sorry!

kris said...

Yeah... I'm betting on life being a lot sweeter right now :O) Just imagine sharing all this beauty with peanut.

Anonymous said...

It is truly gorgeous and I know the picture probably doesn't do it justice. Breath taking!

Jen from Utah

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

I'm having exactly the same experience - this spring just seems sweeter and more lush, and more fruitful than any other.
Enjoy!!