EAT, WRITE, DIGEST: Bursting with Distractions

Every leaf, bud, branch, bursting seed, and bird chirp has become a distraction.

I’m worse than my dogs, who bark at all the now unfiltered noises that go with opened windows. I can hear the wind chimes on my deck once more, know when my neighbors mow their lawns.

When I traveled far from Minnesota during the month of April, I was afraid I would miss that crucial moment when the Minnesota landscape stirs, yawns, stretches, and wakes. But I didn’t miss as much as I thought I might; it’s a long process here where snow can still surprise us during May.

And so this morning, I relished the chance to be outside, checking on all the erupting life.

This is spring, soon to morph into summer.

Enjoy your distractions, whatever they are.


  1. Lovely! (And I'm totally with you. Sometimes I worry about how safe my driving is this time of year.) Thanks for the vicarious walk about. 🙂

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