Spring

Plenty was said already, including copious volumes of poems, about how we feel at the time of spring coming. For decades I escaped the city to witness life unfolding right in front of me at Minesing Wetlands, Ontario.

Spring 01-2014
Spring 01-2014

Spring at Nottawasaga River, (Click on the image for a larger-scale preview.)

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Spring Woods
Spring Woods

Spring Woods.

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Spring 01-2018
Spring 01-2018

Tapestry of Spring.

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Spring 01-2014
Spring 01-2014

Spring at Nottawasaga River, (Click on the image for a larger-scale preview.)

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Each year, I try to plug gaps in my understanding of how the world around me works. Although I studied chemistry for 10 years, not a single hour was devoted to processes that empower the living world. I can’t observe the chemistry of life, only its manifestations. I can easily envision a torrent of complex molecules flowing around, each performing specific life tasks. My distant predecessors had developed senses that allowed them to be a part of this far more than I can master now. Not because of a lack of trying.    

Passing the equinox
Passing the equinox

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Spring at Ontario Everglades
Spring at Ontario Everglades

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Spring 03-2020
Spring 03-2020

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Passing the equinox
Passing the equinox

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The history of my connection with all of this around me is entrapped in my hidden DNA strands. Although I can still feel the upsurge of instructions carried by molecules in my body, I don’t react to it as I used to.

Spring Maple
Spring Maple

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River Flow
River Flow

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Spring River Flow
Spring River Flow

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Spring Maple
Spring Maple

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The face of the water, in all its states, as mysterious as a human face

A pause for reflection, to ponder the good and bad aspects of my relationship with all I can see around me. Between pitfalls of human behaviour and the celebration of life, there is a path still to chart for all of us, sooner rather than later.