When I look out at my garden, I am immediately reminded of the beauty of nature in the Spring time.My Grandmother passed on a love of flowers to me and she particularly wanted her Peonies to be in bloom for Memorial day. Most years, mine have not been, but this year they were. Everything has bloomed early this year, as if nature is in a hury to get on with the cycle of rebirth. When I sit in my garden, I can enjoy my flowers and contemplate nature. A particular joy of mine is the birds.We had to move the feeders and houses to take these photos, but we put them right back up.We couldn't leave the birds homeless and hungry.One pair of birds have nested in my front yard for 4 years now. this year in order to enjoy my garden, I have to wear a hat and sunscreen and my porch has a newly installed awning, due to my recent skin cancer and Lupus. But a Scripture often comes to mind, "Be Still and Know That I Am God." And I am thankful I can enjoy it at all.