Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready

I wasn’t going to enter this week’s challenge because earlier I posted to Jake’s┬áSunday photography challenge. But as I sat here today, looking out my window, I noticed that the trees were already growing buds in readiness for spring. It seems rather early to me, but then we are nearing the middle of February. I love Spring more than any other season because it signals rebirth and new life. Color gradually reappears in the landscape, and even the chirping of the birds has a spring-time lilt to it. I am so ready for Spring and the renewed energy and zest that comes with the season. So, while these photos are nothing special, they take on meaning when seen in the scheme of life’s ongoing cycles. The trees are readying themselves to burst forth in bloom and color in spring! So am I! ­čÖé