“Oregon’s Songbird” Western Meadowlark, Oregon’s state bird, art created by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Some sounds delight
Some sounds are soothing
I was thinking about sounds this evening and how they affect our lives. Some annoy, interrupt, cause alarm or tears.
Others sooth, delight, cheer or bring laughter.
I wonder how many of us are conscious of the sounds we emit each day and how they might affect others around us.
Something to think about…
“Cherry Blossoms” original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
A spring in my step
On pink and white pathways
Cherry blossom time
My daughter’s cherry tree was in full bloom today! So pretty! So uplifting to see!
Green shoots popping up,
Patches of yellow abound,
Spring has come again!
I felt like Chicken Little today as everywhere I went I kept saying “ Spring is here! Spring is here!”
It may not say Spring yet on the calendar but it was very present all around my area today.
I was seeing patches of yellow daffodils in my neighbors yards and green shoots of more to come soon, hearing birds singing and lawnmowers humming, smelling fresh cut grass and enjoying the bright sunshine! What a delightful change from the damp, dark, cold days of winter!
Yes, Spring weather is here and I am enjoying every moment of it!
Oil slick image with tree reflection Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Uses oil and water mix
I captured this photo today as I was walking out of a store.
It was a very rainy day today but for just a short time the rain let up and the sun came out and that is the time I usually see oil slicks in parking lots.
Well this image stopped me in my tracks because it was not only a pretty oil slick but it was also reflecting a nearby tree in it which I thought made a beautiful scene.
Paper Collage Bird Mobile by LeonasDesigns ©️2020
Dont worry or hurry
Trust God to care for you
Like the birds do
“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” –Jesus. Matthew 6:26
Acrylic Painting by Leona J. Atkinson @2020
Thoughts of cherry trees on
Gloomy winter afternoon
Paintbrush reads my mind
Bird and flowers paper collage art by LeonasDesigns
The sun peeked out
Winter held its icy breath
Spring kissed my cheek
As I enjoyed an unseasonably warm day of nearly 60 degrees today, my thoughts were on Spring.