Tell Tale Cattails
With the changing of the winter season into spring we often look forward to enjoying the warmer sunny weather and time to spend out in the yard to clean up and prepare the garden for planting. We no longer have to wear heavier casual clothes for everyday outdoor activities or woolen dress clothes, sweaters and long sleeve shirts for more formal parties, various celebrations and church services. The many expectations of new weather patterns also trigger memories from the previous months' activities during the harsher climatic variations that accompanied our winter holidays.
When we look outdoors and notice the foliage changing right in front of us we begin to understand the common bond we share with nature. First of all animals are shedding their heavier fur coats and beginning to plan their nests and dens for newborn spring arrivals. All plants and animals have endured many similar winter experiences yet have responded in their own unique way to the trials and tribulations. For instance each of these cattails shared the same space in a local pond and looked identical last summer. Now each has a very distinctive personality after enduring a long winter.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.