May first. Just too much.


May first, there was too much green and pink and yellow. There was no escaping the loveliness, the delicacy. Beauty assaulted me on every front— forsythia, like a breaking wave, no, a tsunami of yellow; the old magnolia exploding into pink and white, like grenades; blue sky— there was no escape from all this beauty, I was being force-fed a spring morning, even the oxygen was divine…

~ Abigail Thomas, What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir

Photograph: Precious Things (Johannes Linder by André Hemstedt)


  1. So I will lay back and take it all in. Enjoy your day.

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  2. Force-fed a Speing morning, eh? Love the visual and hopefully after the heat turns off later this morning,I can venture outside and get a bit of this myself…. 😉

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  3. Hope the spring finally arrives for you all. 🙂 It’s taking his time….

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  4. Damn this time of year when everything around us reminds us of beauty and new beginnings! LOL

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  5. Me too.

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  6. So many things in this world are awesome when we just look around and allow ourselves the opportunity to take it in and not try to of change it!

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  7. abundantly deliciously beautiful!

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