Nature’s Anniversaries

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Nature's Anniversaries

People often talk about big “anniversaries” like how many years they have been married, how long they have had their house or car but for many nature lovers it is the smaller more seasonal anniversaries that mean so much too.

The first crocus that pushes its way through the crust of snow to bloom on an early spring day. The first chorus from spring peepers. The first spring migrant’s return to their nesting grounds. The first wildflowers blooming high in the mountains, on the plains, forests, canyons or deserts. The first butterfly. The first hatchling, kit, pup or fawn. The first summer thunderstorm.

Then the first show of fall colors, skeins of geese flying south, the fruits ripening that formed in an earlier season. The first frost. The first snow.

The first warm wind from the south that signals the start of the cycle of nature’s anniversaries all over again.

We really can’t ignore them all.

Life is good.



  1. Jane Chesebrough November 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I just clicked on the link and got a burst of colour and the quote-I loved both and agree.Maybe I will go out with a more positive attitude and celebrate the first big dump (snow) and the first big freeze (wind chill of -40) instead of complaining .It IS beautiful.Thanks

  2. Wally November 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

    The more we observe Nature’s “small” anniversaries, the richer our lives seem to become.
    Thank you, Mia, for an important reminder for us all to be more aware.

  3. Mark Amershek November 30, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Really interesting thoughts on the cyclic nature of all things that are wild. They are unpredictable and at the pure will of our Earth Mother. The beauty of it all makes the seasons always a time of change.

  4. Elephant's Child November 29, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Lots of people do seem to be able to ignore these (to me) important anniversaries. Their loss – my gain.

  5. Jolanta November 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I agree with everything you wrote Mia! Thank you…:)

  6. Bob Bushell November 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Nice one Mia.

  7. judy November 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm


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