It's a beautiful sight, and one that fills me with hope. For despite all the upheaval and uncertainty in the world at this time, life goes on. And we see this every day in the “circling of nature,” which, as Thomas Moore reminds us, may be the best way to “find our substance” and thus our place and purpose in the world.
Following are some of my photographs of spring's return to Minnesota. Enjoy!
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Photo of the Day – May 2, 2020
• When Spring Returns
• The Landscape Is a Mirror
• Spring: “Truly the Season for Joy and Hope”
• Let the Greening Begin
• New Spring Green
• Green Destiny
• Following the Footprints of Spring
• Spring Blooms
• “Jubilation is My Name”: Spring in Minnesota
• Full Bloom
• Spring Garden
• In the Footsteps of Spring
• Thomas Moore on the Circling of Nature as the Best Way to Find Our Substance
Opening image: Spring awakens! . . . Actually, it's dancer Chalvar Monteiro (of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) in the 2019 production, Ode, which the New York Times describes as a "daring and delicate work" about gun violence.
All other images: Michael J. Bayly (March-May 2020).