As we drove through Stillwater last week, we stopped to see what the geese were doing but they were just standing around in the Hudson looking bored.

It was a very blustery day so perhaps they were waiting for the wind to drop.

Everything was blowing about so much, it was hard for me to stand still, never mind focus on flowers that were waving around.

As far as I can tell, this is Weigela.

Spirea (I think)

We took the same route again this morning.

Today the air was still, the Hudson unruffled.

But not a goose in sight.

As often as we travel this way, the scene is never the same twice.

The world has a startlingly verdance.

The thickness of trees is astonishing considering just a few short weeks ago branches were bare.

All too soon it will be less fresh as the weather warms.

Really not my time of year, yet there is always something to redeem it…

“What do you think, Toby? Which way you goin’ this morning?”

“Thought I’d go up and look at the chickens.”

“Right, then I’m going down in da field.”

7 thoughts on “Redemption

  1. Thank you, Carolyn, for my evening treat! Many of the flowers you are showing are growing in my garden, as I planted hundreds of various plants and trees. And you are naming them correctly.


      1. I use my eyes and my nose at the horticulture/gardening places! I also consult the bees, bumblebees, and butterflies.


  2. Ah, so that’s how ‘bored geese’ looks like 😁? Yes, that’s why I think I’m so blown away by your pictures of the green trees … the fact that they were only a month ago bare and now it’s so lush and vibrant!

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