Standing surrounded by apple blossoms with the sound of bees buzzing echoed in my ears I felt it. Everything else faded into the background and the life force around me washed through my limbs. For a few moments I felt one with Nature.
The moment passed and I decided to bring some lilacs into the house to enjoy them throughout the day.
When we first built this house the property was barren of everything but grass. Now, there are flowering trees, spruce trees, peonies (to be enjoyed in a few weeks). All manner of birds make their homes here. It is beautiful, if a little wild. When I think back to those first few years I marvel at the changes.
I couldn't decide between quotes (and there were a whole bunch of other ones that were in the running).
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings
Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
Carl Friedrich Gauss