Spring Views

"I began to reflect on Nature's eagerness to sow life everywhere...

That immense, overwhelming, relentless, burning ardency of Nature for the stir of life." 

 

—Henry Beston, The Outermost House

I enjoyed watching this tiny Douglas squirrel scamper up and down an old cedar stump. He got a lot of exercise gathering food and returning to this spot to enjoy it. He needed to fill up after a long, cold, and snowy winter.

 

Replenishing works wonders, whether it's good food or something for the spirit. Reading is an important part of my life, and I sometimes pick up a book when I'm "supposed" to be writing my own book. I tamp down the guilt! It's a great way to get the "stir of life" going for the times I face a blank page again.

 

This active squirrel has the right idea—to fill up with good things for spring.