With apologies to my dear friends in the frozen tundra, I present to you, the first cheery signs of spring around here!
The beauty of creation
reflects the infinite beauty of the Creator
341 The beauty of the universe: The order and harmony of the created world results from the diversity of beings and from the relationships which exist among them. Man discovers them progressively as the laws of nature. They call forth the admiration of scholars. The beauty of creation reflects the infinite beauty of the Creator and ought to inspire the respect and submission of man’s intellect and will. ~ from the Catechism of the Catholic Church