'maple bud explosion'

'maple bud explosion'

After cooking she offered the ladle of maple syrup;
and when we had given thanks,
Nature gave it to us and said, “Drink this, all of you:
This is my life force which is shed for you. Whenever you drink it, do this for the honor and remembrance of me.

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of Nature:

Winter has died.
Spring has come.
Spring will come again.

— adapted from the “Holy Eucharist”, by J Marion Brown
snow on maple

snow on maple

maple canopy

maple canopy

maple leaf branch

maple leaf branch