One of the great blessings in my life is the privilege of living in an old neighborhood. Our house is fairly new (built in 2004), but it was built on a lot in one of Durham's older neighborhoods. That translates into lots of trees and shrubbery. All these photos were taken within a block of our house over the past few weeks.
Now the azaleas and dogwoods and wisteria have mostly faded, but look what I found peeking out this morning:
The first hydrangea bloom! Later it will be brilliant blue, but isn't the subtle color of these early petals lovely?
May the miracle of springtime bring hope to our hearts!
For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise!
~What's your favorite springtime scene?